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Mcdonald's Bans Speaking Arabic In Its Restaurants

Mcdonald's Confirms "No-Arabic" Policy At Its Restaurants In Israel

Ali Abunimah & Nigel Parry The Electronic Intifada

McDonald's Corporation today confirmed that it has a policy banning its employees from speaking Arabic in its restaurants in Israel, despite the fact that Palestinian citizens of Israel form 20% of its workforce.

THE SOLUTION

1. Contact McDonald's Corporation in the United States to:

a) Express your views about their stated policy of requiring all employees in McDonald's Israel restaurants to speak Hebrew, and prohibiting its Arab employees from speaking their own language with each other or with customers, even though Arabic is native to the country, and one of the two official languages of Israel;

b) Demand that McDonald's Corporation immediately require McDonald's Israel to rescind its no-Arabic policy and respect the rights and dignity of its Arab employees and customers;

You may contact McDonald's by the following means:

E-mail: Via McDonald's contact page: http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.custsat.custsat_form_social.html

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