Mohammed Zeidan, from the Arab community of Kafr Manda in northern Israel, is the only Arab in Israel who has been able to get the ultranationalist Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Arab Knesset member Ahmad Tibi from the Joint List to exchange warm greetings. Zeidan, 19, scored an 800 on Israeli's Psychometric Entrance Test, the highest possible score. Tibi praised his achievement on Twitter, and Bennett was quick to retweet Tibi’s greeting, leading the two political foes to exchange kind words.
When I told him about Tibi and Bennett's exchange, Zeidan smiled broadly. But that’s not the only reason he is on cloud nine. According to the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, which conducts the exam, Zeidan’s achievement is overwhelming. To explain: