DM Barak is simply following through with what was decided during the tenure of PM Sharon. Who can doubt what our esteemed Nobel Laureates have agreed and truly believe in this vital necessity. Those silly academic bureaucrats who are against this new status of said de facto university argue mostly about funding. Its doubtful whether we are envisaging a political ploy, rather more of a last minute ditch at having their respective voices heard in the media. I totally agree with DM Barak. A campus to compete with others inside the green line.? Maybe, we will witness yet a Nobel Laureate that was educated in said University. A nice day to all, from snowy Swiss Alps.
Preliminary report: Palestinian stabs man near Damascus Gate, Jerusalem (Haaretz)
from the article: Barak under fire for granting university status to West Bank college