World Bulletin / News Desk
It has been revealed that Israel's Population, Immigration and Border Authority omitted Arab names from a much-publicized list of the most popular names in the country.
According to a report in the Israeli daily Haaretz, only Hebrew names were included in “The most common names among babies born this year” list for the Jewish year 5774, which just came to an end recently.
The name listed Yosef as the most popular boy’s name, followed by Daniel, Ori, Itai, Omer, Adam, Noam, Ariel, Eitan and David, the report stated.
However, by omitting Arab names from the list, tha authority hid the fact that the most popular boy's name in Israel for that year was actually Mohammed.
Unlike the Central Bureau of Statistics , which annually produces three separate lists of the most commonly given names for Jews, Muslims and Christians in Israel, the Population, Immigration and Border Authority failed to cite that non-Hebrew names were not included.Last Mod: 02 Ekim 2014, 14:36