in any country, it will always look better, unless you are talking about a country so poor that taking the two poorest groups out makes no difference. In a way the Arabs and the Haredim can be viewed as a strategic reserve, because if their workforce participation could be increased Israel could soup up its growth rate. Now's the time to start thinking about that. Israel needs to make all higher education free, and it needs to consult with its top industrialists about what kinds of vocational training programs, and apprenticeship programs need to be set up for those who are not academically-minded.
Report: Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) to back Iran deal (Haaretz)