I still didn't learn how to read any Hebrew, though. I can recognize the sign that means "Exit" and that's all.
Yes, there are a lot of signs in both Hebrew and Arabic, and some (but significantly fewer) in English. Mostly these are, as you said, signs along major roads and highways. And also in popular tourist areas. But... "most other stuff?" No way. I travel a lot. And I've never had so much trouble finding English signage, labeling, menus, etc anywhere that I've been. Not in Korea, nor Japan, nor China, nor Vietnam, nor Saudi Arabia, nor Egypt, nor Bulgaria.. not even in Ethiopia. Which led me to believe that it was deliberate. If English was used extensively, there would have been no reason to adopt Hebrew as a national language, and English would simply have become a defacto language of the country since the Israelis came from all over the world speaking many different languages (none of them speaking Hebrew). This is my theory.
ב: beis, bais
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