News Brief 5/26/2011, Iyar 22, 5771
Rivlin: Ariel U Overcame Many Obstacles
Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin said Thursday that Ariel University had overcome many obstacles, especially from those opposed to its location in Samaria, and was now a world-class institution. Rivlin was speaking at Ariel University for the presentation of award to former Teva chairman Eli Horowitz and Ariel University Professor Eliezer Giladi.
“Recently, in the wake of the boycott by international artists of Israeli institutions, academics decided to join the trend and some decided to boycott Ariel University,” Rivlin said. “It is because they are jealous, and their jealousy is causing them to lose their sense of balance.”