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        7/17/2012, Tammuz 27, 5772

      MK Eldad: The Left Fights Academic Freedom


      MK Aryeh Eldad (Ichud Leumi) has welcomed the decision to recognize Ariel University Center as a university. “This is an excellent academic institution and worthy of its new title,” he said. “Its future is to be a leading research university, and the knowledge that comes forth from it will earn national and international recognition.”

      He criticized the Israeli left for objecting to the change in status. “The Israel left was not ashamed to fight against academic freedom and excellence in research,” he accused. “But the convey of settlement continues to move, and from this evening, it is crowned with a university.”