TEL AVIV (Aug. 25)
The Yiddish language is not considered a foreign tongue here, and will not be so considered, Prime Minister Moshe Sharett declared today. Recently, there had been a proposal for introduction of a bill in the Israeli Parliament, labelling Yiddish a foreign language.
While thus refusing to back those who would “outlaw” Yiddish, however, Mr. Sharett made a plea for strengthening and expanding the understanding of the Hebrew language in Israel. Such acceptance of Hebrew is incumbent, he said, even on the Yiddish-language newspapers and writers, because the Hebrew language must be employed as one of the main channels for integration of newly-arrived immigrants into the life of this country.