Sunday, October 17, 2010

(NEWS) 500 Israeli Arabs Begin Studies In Ariel: 'There's No Racism Here'

"Hundreds of Israel Arabs, Druze decide to push politics aside and enroll in West Bank university center. Ariel is a large city that has existed for many years; we just came here to get an education,' they explain.

Some 11,500 students, among them 500 Arab and Druze Israelis, began the academic year Sunday at the Ariel University Center of Samaria, which is located in the West Bank, beyond the Green Line.

'I scored high on my psychometric exam and could have enrolled in Tel Aviv University and other institutions, but here the enrollment process was quicker. This was the first place that accepted me, so I decided to go for it,' said 20-year-old Tayibe resident Manar Diuani, who is studying computer science."

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