OCCUPATION: Israeli Minister for Science and Technology
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: The first Muslim to hold a cabinet post in the Israeli government. The appointment itself should go some way toward appeasing Israeli Arabs, who often complain of being treated like second-class citizens.
CON: The Israeli science ministry doesn't have much influence on the most pressing issues of the Middle East.
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