In an earlier post I linked to an article in Ynetnews.com about an Arab who wanted to join the pilots training course.
Today there is a report that the IDF has rejected this request, but has asked him to join the paratroopers.
According to the article, the IDF did not specify a reason for this rejection. The young man expressed his disappointment, and he will apply again when the opportunity arises, but for now he will join the paratroopers.
I think his decision shows maturity. He is accepting the situation as it is now, he is proving that he wants to serve, even if it isn't in his first choice of unit, and he will not give up on his dream but will try again later.