When Barak uses his authority to freeze building that is OK, but when he uses the same authority to approve Ariel becoming an university it is NOT ok? This is a decision that should rest with the government. If the government wants to add two universities (one in Ariel an the other in/near Nazareth) then why not? Giving the Defense Department jurisdiction over Israeli citizens is not only an anachronism but also an abuse of it's citizens. The reason it still exists is that many people like the absolute power it gives the government over life in Judea and Samaria. Rabin wanted the PLO so that it could rule the in a totalitarian manner and succeeded (doesn't work for them either), but his legacy is of one who brought totalitarian rule on Israeli citizens as well.
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from the article: Barak under fire for granting university status to West Bank college