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Report: Ariel University Status Expected to Pass

The cabinet is expected to approve, Sunday, the granting of university status to the Ariel University Center, according to a Friday report by the Yisrael Hayom daily. Cabinet approval is one of the prerequisites for the military commander over Judea and Samaria to sign off on the matter and make the move final. The commander's superior, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, has asked that the decision await the result of a petition to the Supreme Court by most of Israel's existing universities against the move.

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