It's official: Ariel University recognized
Itamar Fleishman
Published: 25.12.12, 14:51
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1. Why not if it meets the requirements?
Dee Bee ,   Israel   (12.25.12)
Now let us wait and see how much International Accreditation it is going to get! Let's face it that a degree is not worth the paper its printed on if it is not recognized by overseas universities. I just hope that the new university is judged on academic standards and NOT political ones. A few years ago the University of the Galilee was proposed but the idea was shot down in flames by the Likud. Sometimes what goes around comes around!
2. What about the budget?
Sebastian ,   Jerusalem   (12.25.12)
If the budget for the universities is maintained, it means lower budget for the other universities. This means lower level of classes and research. Adding universities without adding money is easy, demagogic, and in the long run detrimental to the country.
3. "Ariel University in Samaria" bans West Bank Palestinians
Steven Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (12.25.12)
4. #3
Brenda ,   Denver, Colo.   (12.25.12)
Steven tell me, is this for real, this is the "POLICY" of this university, this university "BANS" West Bank Palestinians,,, somebody clear this upfor me,,, if tis is the case,,,,,????
5. #3 - No it's not. Some of my best friends are Palestinians.
A Student ,   Ariel   (12.25.12)
The University accepts every one who meets the conditions, regardless to race or residence.
6. #4#5, Enrollment not open to "Palestinians of the West Bank"
Steven Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (12.25.12)
Wikipedia..."Current enrollment at the university is about 14,000, including secular and orthodox Jewish, including the largest number of Ethiopian-born students in any Israeli university, Arab, and Circassian Israeli students. As of 2011 there are 600 Israeli Arab students. The Center is open to all Israel citizens, including Arabs. It is not, however, open to Palestinians of the West Bank."
7. #6 lies again
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (12.26.12)
Wow - really Wikipedia is your source of 'knowledge'? Benazi is lying yet again, Arial University is and has been open to the Arabs occupying Judea and Samaria from day one. Your moronic lies are rather tiresome and so easily disproved.
8. Oh Come On
The guy from 5 ,   Ariel   (12.26.12)
They are not Israeli citizens, you can't study here just as much as they can't. Stop making anything racial
9. #6 - Yeah, Benassi. You're wrong.
William ,   Israel   (12.26.12)
Instead of relying on Wikipedia which allows such politicization of issues, you really should do more research. Ariel University has been open to local residents - Arabs and Jews - since its inception and is considered a very high-quality school by both sides. There was a drop in West Bank Arab students in 2002 when the school became the target of terrorist activities by the same West bank Arabs you claim have no ability to study there, but has grown again since 2004 when the Intifada was deemed a failure and the IDF re-instated security throughout the region. Despite that, the ability for West Bank Arabs to attend Ariel University has never changed.
10. big LIKE
Rotem ,   Ariel   (12.27.12)
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