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  6/14/2013, Tammuz 6, 5773

Prophet Muhammad Cited on IDF Radio Advertisement


An advertising campaign in Arabic started Thursday on Israel Defense Forces Radio as part of an effort to recruit outstanding young people for a special bachelor's degree program in Middle East studies at the Shalem Center. In addition to the academic studies and cultural opportunities, the students will analyze Friday Muslim sermons, take some courses in Arabic and speak the language with Arab counselors.

Professor Ze'ev Magen, one of the leaders of the team setting up the department said, "We are looking for the most talented and hungriest students, those who are willing to work hard and dream big, like the Prophet Muhammad, ready to stay up all night in a determined search for knowledge. As the prophet himself said, 'Search for knowledge all the way to China's borders.'"