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The Only Cure for Politicization

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The Council for Higher Education’s Planning and Budget Committee will hold another vote on whether to let Ariel University in the West Bank establish a medical school. The latest vote comes after Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit annulled the previous vote – in favor – because one member had a conflict of interests.

The attorney general’s decision is the first step in a long process of ridding the council of the dangerous politicization engineered by Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who has pressed to get the medical school approved at any cost.

In July, the committee approved Ariel University’s request in a four-to-two vote with one abstention. One supporter was Dr. Rivka Wadmany Shauman, who just months before had been negotiating with the university; she would teach at its........

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