Tag Archive for Ariel University

#BDSfail: Spanish government pays West Bank university $100,000


Ariel University receives over $100,000 compensation from Spanish gov’t for capitulating to BDS pressure in 2009 by excluding the West Bank university from a ‘green-housing’ competition.

By i24news


The Spanish government recently paid 430,000 shekels (100,000 dollars) in compensation to an Israeli university in the West Bank for an incident in which 15 architecture students were barred from an international competition sponsored by the Spanish Housing Ministry because they came “from the occupied territories”.

Ariel University had been involved in a complicated legal struggle after a team it sent to Spain in 2009 advanced to become one of 21 finalists in a competition for designing an environmentally-friendly home, Israeli news website Ynet reported. Continue Reading »

Sheldon & Dr. Miriam Adelson Pledge $25 Million to Israel’s Ariel University in Samaria


Dr. Miriam & Sheldon Adelson donate $5 million to Ariel University’s School of Medicine and pledge an additional $20 million pending approval of the university’s future academic programs.

Miriam Adelson, “We believe in university’s ability to serve as a center of excellence.”

By Israel Hayom Staff


Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson have pledged $25 million to Ariel University — the biggest donation given to the school since its inception.

Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson – Photo: Reuters

Some $5 million have been appropriated for the immediate development of the university’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The additional $20 million will be allotted as approvals are received for the development of future academic programs in medical science.

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View & Decide if White House Video Confirm Obama is Boycotting Ariel U?

Why were students from Ariel University not invited to Obama’s speech?
White House video gives an ‘explanation’.

By Gil Ronen


White House video which states that President Barack Obama’s planned speech before Israeli university students is the centerpiece of his visit, also appears to confirm that the White House deliberately left Ariel University students out of the event.

Ariel University Center of Samaria – Photo:  AP

Ariel University Center of Samaria – Photo: AP

The spokesman in the video, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, says in it that the universities chosen to send students to the event were the ones that “partner” with the U.S. Embassy.

This explanation places responsibility for leaving out Ariel – while including all of Israel’s other universities – on the U.S. Continue Reading »

Only Ariel students excluded from Obama’s speech

Despite classification as an official Israeli educational institution of higher learning, West Bank university students are not invited to attend US presidential event in Jerusalem.

MK: The American Embassy taking a unilateral stance.

By Tzvika Brot


US President Barack Obama has not landed in Israel yet, but he has already managed to upset certain Knesset members. The reason: The American Embassy invited student representatives from all universities to the president’s speech at Jerusalem’s International Convention Center, save those from the Ariel University.

Ariel University Center of Samaria – Photo: AP

Habayit Hayehudi already responded on Tuesday night, calling it discrimination and demanding clarifications from the embassy regarding the exclusion of students from this institution, which received official recognition as a university just two months ago. Continue Reading »

Britain ‘very disappointed’ with Ariel University’s upgrade

UK Minister Alistair Burt says it’s ‘disappointing’ that Israel decided to recognize West Bank institution as full-fledged university. He asserts it creates ‘another obstacle to peace’ & lauds PA’s ‘measured response’ to Israeli settlement plans.

Elior Levy


Alistair Burt, Britain’s minister for the Middle East, has condemned Israel‘s decision to officially recognize the Ariel University Center of Samaria as a full-fledged university, saying “We are deeply disappointed by the decision to upgrade Ariel’s university center. Ariel is beyond the Green Line in a settlement that is illegal according to international law.”

הבריטים מגנים. האוניברסיטה באריאל (צילום: AP)

Ariel college, ‘Illegal according to international law.’ – Photo: AP

“This decision will deepen the presence of the settlements in the Palestinian territories and will create another obstacle to peace,” he said in a statement released Thursday. Continue Reading »