the years after the 1967 war saw dayan at the defence ministry.he had always been very open minded about normalisation in the west bank.there is no question that he gave a push to the formation of the universities. further there were many liberal coordinators of the territories including eliezer who helped the process along.you could read up on the long list of these coordinators who helped and were very keen in developing the universities. jordan was in charge of the west bank and did nothing for further education in teh west bank for almost twenty years.a very few years after israel took charge the universities opened. jordan did indeed pay the salaries but the universities were an israeli iniative. hanan ashrawi did not establish the seat of english studies till a year after the opening of the university in 1973.
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