Olivia Snaije examines Israel's history with Arabic texts, and vice versa. These sobering numbers add up:

“On any given day, an Arabic reader can find some 20 articles translated from the Israeli press. It would be difficult for the Israeli reader to find one piece translated [from Arabic] every 20 days,” said [former publisher] Yael Lerer. ... Between the 1930s and the year 2000, said Lerer, only 32 novels were translated from Arabic into Hebrew.

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