All of Israel’s universities, eight in number, have joined together to appeal the decision to grant Ariel University ‘university status’, seeking to have the move reversed.
All eight existent Israeli universities have filed a High Court motion to disqualify the official decision granting Ariel University Center full university status. Listed in the legal action are the defense minister, education minister, finance minister, the cabinet, and others. The petitioners feel the Committee for Higher Education for Yehuda and Shomron exceeded its authority when it decided to bring Ariel University into the fold.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)