A New Look at Arab Education in Israel

Recent statements by Israel's new education minister Shay Piron suggest a refreshingly healthy attitude towards the Arab education system; positive policy must follow.

In the commotion of recent events, an unusual statement the education minister made last week went almost unnoticed. During a meeting of the Knesset’s Education, Culture and Sports Committee in which he presented the major goals of his ministry, Shay Piron said that Israeli Arabs must be given full cultural autonomy. “We’re strong enough to let people live their lives from a place of strength, not a place...