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  • Then and now: France, the French language and the holy land

    WBUR - 01/28/2015

    Twenty years ago, my research into French-speakers in Israel and Palestine seemed like an obscure topic to a lot of friends and colleagues. With the current uptick in terrorist-triggered emigration from France to Israel, it is anything but. There has long been an ambivalent relationship between France and the Holy Land, between French and the Jewish State. Killings in a kosher market in Paris only add to that ambivalence, as more French will be heard in the streets of the Jewish state – and maybe on its Palestinian streets, as well.

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