(JNS.org) Israel will establish the first Arab college in the north of the country, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Monday.
"For the first time in the annals of the state of Israel we are establishing a general academic college in an Arab town," said Bennett, Israel National News reported. "This is history for the Arab sector and this is history for the state of Israel."
Bennett has been working to integrate Arabs into Israel's hi-tech industry through education and also in employment for Arab women during his last position as Economics Minister.
Establishing an Arab college, Bennett explained, has various benefits to Israeli society. He said "there is no reason and it isn't right to send young Arabs to study in Hebron or in Arab states. Sometimes this creates radicalism and the right thing is for Israelis to learn in Israel. This is good for them as individuals and good for the entire Israeli society."