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  9/9/2012, Elul 22, 5772

MK Khenin: Ariel University Status an Extremist Message


Member of Knesset Dov Khenin of the leftist Hadash party criticized the cabinet, Sunday, for its endorsement of university status for the Ariel University Center. He said, "The government of [Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu is trampling the academic system and academic considerations on its way to entrench the settlements."

MK Khenin added, "The establishment of the university in Ariel has no substantive justification, it's contrary to the instructions of international law and constitutes an extreme and intransigent message to the Palestinians, the Arab world and the world in general. The decision will also contribute to the identity of Israeli academia with the occupation and its deepening isolation in the world."