This lovely forum
I actually learn German, but I'm Israeli and I wanted to see how the Hebrew forum looks like. I was sure it will be either empty or a lot of BDS stuff. But I found out how lovely and positive it is. Keep up the good work, love you all תמשיכו להיות כאלה טובים, אוהב אתכם ❤️
ברכות מהגלות :)
Please visit this Hebrew forum frequently; this way when people have questions about Hebrew, you can contribute to the learning process as a native speaker.
I think Duolingo ambiance is geared toward broad- and open-minded folks, which makes it an intellectually hostile environment for a typical "anti-anything" activist mindset :) ... and/or the moderators are doing a great job filtering out unhelpful stuff.
This forum is not as active as other forums, but I think in spite/because of that people are extra helpful when it comes to helping each other out and answering questions. Thankfully, people steer clear of politics and are more concerned with verbs. (also, most people learning Hebrew tend to already have a positive bias towards the country).
An 80-Year-Old Tale Of Positive Bias
A couple of years ago I discovered a 1944 book by a Dr. Walter Clay Lowdermilk, a senior soil conservation specialist with no (traceable) Jewish roots. This gentleman had worked in what was British Mandatory Palestine in the 1930's and 40's and he was sufficiently impressed by the achievements of the Zionist pioneers to write a book about the transformation of the Land - from the arid, barren, disease-ridden, lawless and destitute "boonies" of the Ottoman Empire into a potential home for five million people (quoting from memory).
The before-and-after pix on pp. 103-117. This is 80 years ago! To turn the pages, click on them.