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        8/20/2012, Elul 2, 5772

      High-Court Petition Against Ariel's University Status


      Israel's seven research universities and the Open University filed a petition, Monday, with the Supreme Court, demanding that it nullify the university status recently given to the Ariel University Center by the Judea and Samaria (Shomron) Council for Higher Education. The petition claimed that the council overstepped its authority in granting the university status, in contradiction of recommendations by the national planning and budget committee. Additionally, the schools claim the decision was full of defects.

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