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Apartheid in Israel? Hardly

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Apartheid in Israel? Hardly – Seth M. Siegel (Los Angeles Times)

(Daily Alert)

    In the discussion that surrounds the call for a boycott of Israeli universities, South African apartheid is almost invariably invoked. Here are some answers to a quiz that examines the intellectual integrity of the apartheid allegation.

    The valedictorian of the most recent graduating class at the medical school at Israel’s MIT, the Technion, was a Muslim woman.

    Israel is the only country in the region in which the Christian population isn’t falling precipitously.

    Israel’s Arab Christians make up about a third of Israel’s pharmacists and have a higher rate of success on their graduation exams than Israeli Jewish students.

    The Golani Brigade, an elite Israeli army unit, recently appointed Col. Rassan Alian, a Druze, as its commander.

    Salim Joubran is an Israeli Arab who serves on Israel’s Supreme Court.

    Israel’s 2013 Miss Israel beauty queen was Yityish Aynaw, a black Ethiopian immigrant to Israel. 

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