Official Meretz UK statement on decision to create university centre in a settlement town the West Bank

Meretz UK agrees with its Israeli sister movement that the decision to transform Ariel College into a "university centre"  shows that there is no difference between Barak and Netanyahu (Meretz Israel Member of Knesset Haim Oron, yesterday).  We feel that the decision hampers severely the efforts of so many Jewish organisations, including ourselves, to counsel constructively against the boycott of Israeli universities.  Having one standing in the West Bank shows how low the moral conscience of the Israeli leadership has sunken.  We stand with all those progressive forces in Israel and abroad who are dedicated to create a more progressive and fairer Israel.

The Leadership of  Meretz UK

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