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Danon to (Ehud) Barak: Approve Ariel or Resign
Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/8/12 | Elad Benari

Posted on 08/11/2012 2:18:23 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

MK Danny Danon (Likud) on Friday called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to intervene and complete the process of recognizing the Ariel University Center in the Shomron as a full-fledged university.

Danon’s call came following reports that Defense Minister Ehud Barak has been delaying the announcement of Ariel’s recognition as a university for over three weeks. The Judea and Samaria Council for Higher Education (CHE-JS) has already decided to recognize Ariel as a university, but final approval needs to come from the IDF, which has legal authority over Judea and Samaria.

“This delay is unacceptable,” said Danon, who noted that all the echelons have already decided that Ariel will become a university. “All that is now required is the signature of the head of Central Command, but the Defense Minister is delaying the signing because of pressure by leftist organizations.

“It will not help them,” he stressed. “I have already contacted the Prime Minister and asked him not to let the Defense Minister dictate the policies of the left. All that is required is a technical signature, it has already been approved by CHE-JS and is a matter of days.”

Danon added that “there is no doubt that the delay now is a political delay and I call on the Prime Minister to ensure that Ariel will be a university already in the next academic year.”

Danon called on Barak to sign or resign. “The Minister of Defense is not a Prime Minister and we will make sure that Ariel becomes a university. If the Minister of Defense cannot sign, then he should leave this government.”


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ariel; danon; ehudbarak; university
The Minister of Defense should leave this government. Fixed.
1 posted on 08/11/2012 2:18:32 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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