1) A simple reading of the CHE decision leads one to conclude that the main obstacle to CHE recognition is the desire to prevent existing universities from sharing the funds with other institutions. There is a conflict of interest here between the CHE 'haves' and the needs of Israeli academics and prospective students. 2) Academic freedom like freedom of speech when small 'cliques' impose an ideological filter over what is acceptable. This relates to both to the automatic prejudice against Ariel University due to it's location (which is as much a prejudice as principle) and to the selective refusal of posts to the talkbacks.
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