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January 5, 2015, 9:12 pm

Originally appeared here in Times of Israel

An Indian doctoral research scholar from the Gujarat State in Western India made Hebrew University history last month when he became the first-ever Indian to represent the Rothberg International School to the school’s Student Union.

Zulfigar Sheth, an economics student who is attending Hebrew University as a Visiting Research Fellow, is also a Muslim. A student at Aligarh Muslim University in India, he came to Israel through an Indian government-run exchange program, sponsored by the Indian Government’s Ministry of Human Resources and Development.

“Despite being diverse, one thing we have in common is that at the end of the day, all we need is peace and prosperity,” Sheth says of the students at the Hebrew University. “I will follow one simple thing: accepting differences and searching for common ground.” Read More