Languages of Israel

Istanbul Jews fight to save their ancestral tongue

If there's one thing Dora Beraha regrets in her twilight years, it is not passing on the 500-year-old language of Istanbul's Jews, Ladino, now on the point of extinction.
"After us, will there still be people who speak this language?" says 90-year-old Beraha.
"Surely, very few. It is possible that it will disappear."

Syrian state news agency starts Hebrew-language site

Syria's official news agency SANA has launched a Hebrew-language website to reach out to Israelis, despite officially being at war with the Jewish state, the agency's director-general confirmed on Monday.
The website went live on Sunday, Ahmad Dawa told AFP, and is intended to expand the state news service's reach.