When did the "Israeli accent" (for speaking Hebrew) come into existence?
I believe that Hebrew as a spoken language was introduced in the late 19th century with the creation of modern Zionism. Jewish immigrants came from around the world to create the state of Israel, bringing with them a multitude of accents and native languages. Today, the Israeli pronunciation of Hebrew is notably distinct from it's Yiddish, Ladino, and other ancestors. No doubt it has evolved over time, and continues to, but when was it first codified or recognized?