TV News LIES

Sunday, Jul 24th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News International Israel's first settlement university stirs controversy

Israel's first settlement university stirs controversy

E-mail Print PDF

Ariel UniversityIsraeli officials have taken the highly controversial step of creating the first university in a settlement in the West Bank. A higher education council for the occupied territory decided in favour of the upgrade for the college in Ariel, after it was recommended by Israel's education minister.

It is being seen as a significant victory for the settler movement. However many Israeli academics and the Palestinians have condemned the move.

Settlements are considered illegal under international law although Israel disputes this. Ariel is one of the largest settlements in the West Bank.

The change in status for Ariel University Centre of Samaria is seen as giving it greater legitimacy and further permanence.

"Today should be a celebration day," the mayor and founder of Ariel, Ron Nachman, told the BBC. "Another university is born. Thirteen-thousand students will become students of a new university. Ariel is a university city."

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Deadly Machete Attack In Germany Kills One And Injures Two Others

machete attack in Germany kills oneA 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested after killing a woman with a machete and injuring two...

Heavy rain in China kills at least 87, thousands evacuated

Floods in ChinaHeavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced thousands from their homes,...

Syria civil war: Air strikes hit Aleppo hospitals

Clinics hit in Syria bombingsSyrian government air strikes have put four makeshift hospitals and a local blood bank in Aleppo...

Munich gunman raised locally, no ties to Islamic State

Munich shooter dead teenA German-Iranian teenager who killed nine people and then himself in Munich had undergone psychiatric treatment...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!