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Israel’s Only High School Teaching Farsi Preps Teens for Military Intel Work

Israel is seeking to expand its pool of experts in the language and policies of its long-time foe Iran, through a project of a retired Israeli general who has found a new calling in the classroom.  Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Pini Shmilovich has been running the Iran program at Ben Gurion High School in the central city of Petah Tikva since 2014. Named after Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, it is Israel’s only public high school offering a specialized course in understanding...

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