Hebrew is the second-official language of Israel and the country’s national language, with nearly 100 million speakers.
According to a 2015 survey by the Institute for National Security Studies, 85% of Israeli Jews speak Hebrew.
“I grew up speaking Hebrew.
I don’t think I’ve ever been asked by anyone about my religion or my faith,” said Naftali Barghouti, a Palestinian filmmaker, who was born and raised in Jerusalem.
“It is not an issue.
The Israeli government never mentions that it’s not Jewish.”
Israel has been in a state of ethnic conflict since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, when the government, under then-Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, began building settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The conflict continued until 2014, when Israel withdrew from the territories.
But while the conflict was underway, a wave of anti-Israel demonstrations swept the country, with some of them being violent.
In January 2016, Israel’s government officially recognized the state of Palestine, which Palestinians claim for their future state.
Since then, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for the “renewal” of the Jewish state, which is now officially recognized by the U.N. as a “state of Israel.”
“The first thing I noticed in the United States, I found it in Israel.
It was a different world.
You know, you don’t have a word for it,” Barghoudi told the Post.
“[Israel] was different, and that’s the reason why I was in the U, because the people who live there and know me, they don’t know about the other side of the street,” he added.
Barghouds father, who immigrated to Israel in the 1950s, said his family’s experiences there helped shape his son’s outlook on life.
In the years leading up to the start of the Arab-Israel war, the Barghouts were among the few families in Israel with Jewish roots.
“I remember going to the [Jewish] school that we used to go to, and they would say, ‘Your family is Jewish, and you are the father of the nation of Israel,'” Barghos, 71, told the newspaper.
“And my dad would say to them, ‘You’re right.
“The world became Jewish because I heard that when we were kids, and the stories about the Holocaust were told.
The people who came here for the sake of the children, they didn’t have anything to do with that.
They came for the freedom of the people here, the freedom to live their life as they see fit,” he said.
While many Israelis, including Bargho, have embraced the new Israeli state, others have been reluctant to embrace it, fearful of the risks of re-engaging in the conflict that is seen by many in the country as a cause for conflict.
“I think for a lot of people, they think, ‘Why would I go back to Israel if they don�t want to be part of it?'” said Rabbi Daniel Rosen, a professor of religion at Yeshiva University and author of ” The Bible: An American Testament .”
“They think that if they’re going to become Jews, they’re not going to stay in Israel,” he told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) in an interview.
“That’s not what Judaism is about.
Judaism is all about loving one another.”
But while many in Israel are opposed to the new state, the country has also seen a resurgence of its own religious traditions, and is home to a large number of Orthodox Jews who have been welcoming to Palestinians.
The Barghoulis said they were particularly proud of their son’s conversion.
“He’s a true Jewish man,” Barhamoudi said.
“He’s an Israeli Jew.
I think that we are proud of our son.””
He was always looking for a reason to come to Israel, to start a Jewish life.
He always said, ‘I want to go back,'” said Na`am Barghi, whose father, Yosef Barghour, converted to Judaism after the Holocaust.
“Now that I’m here, I’m going to keep going back.”