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The United States and Israel: Nations of Immigrants?

This is not the case. While elementary education is universal, and the vast majority of Israeli youth complete high school, for most of themmore than 60 percent in 1998-college is not an option because they fail to achieve the matriculation diploma that is a prerequisite for higher education. In fact, though Israel is the only state where Jews are sovereign, their scholastic achievement in Israel is, on the average, lower than that of Jews in the United States, where they are a non-sovereign minority.