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