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Old 07-18-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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I know Hebrew is the main language in Israel, however English is very well known. Are there Jewish people in Israel who speak English as their first language rather than Hebrew?
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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I know Hebrew is the main language in Israel, however English is very well known. Are there Jewish people in Israel who speak English as their first language rather than Hebrew?
Did you ever heard for the "mother tongue"?
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: The Ranch
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The ones who were not born there from the US and the UK. English is taught at a young age to Israeli born kids all the way up to HS every year. But you can get away with using Enlish most of the time.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Most Israelis interviewed by American media respond in English. I would guess that knowledge of English is widespread in Israel, even among those who were not American-born.

However, I'm not sure if there is a high level of English fluency among Arab Israelis.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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Israelis are very proficient in English. When I went to visit my friend in Tel Aviv, I never struggled with communication.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:00 AM
 
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The ones who were not born there from the US and the UK. English is taught at a young age to Israeli born kids all the way up to HS every year. But you can get away with using Enlish most of the time.
All immigrants to Israel from English speaking countries (which include Australia, South Africa, etc.) speak English as the first language as do many of their children even those children were born Israel. English is taught in the Israeli school system already in elementary school (from at least the 5th grade) until the end of high school. So most Israelis understand basic English.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:02 AM
 
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However, I'm not sure if there is a high level of English fluency among Arab Israelis.
Arab Israelis are taught English at school just like Jewish Israelis. So their fluency level should be about the same.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I heard that there are a lot of native English speakers in Ra'anana.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:56 PM
 
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There are tons of American Jews who have immigrated to or live in Israel, so yes.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:09 AM
 
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There are tons of American Jews who have immigrated to or live in Israel, so yes.
Any Jew who lives in Israel that came originally from an English speaking country.
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