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        9/2/2012, Elul 15, 5772

      Barak: Hold Ariel U Signing for High Court Ruling


      Defense Minister Ehud Barak recommended to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Sunday, that he wait for a Supreme Court decision on a petition by most of Israel's existing universities against university status for the Ariel University Center before bringing the military's signing of the university status to the cabinet. Barak said last week that he still hadn't made a decision on instructing Central District Commander Nitzan Alon to ratify the approval granted by the Council on Higher Education for Judea and Samaria (Shomron).

      Barak rejected the threat of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman that the defense budget would not be approved without the signature, saying he saw no connection.

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