How many North American Jews are they going to alienate before they realise they are causing harm to a relationship that is very important to them?
Today’s charming story is about the Education Ministry continuing to refuse to accept Yeshiva U degrees. Yale and Harvard accept them, but apparently in Israel the standards are higher than at Yale and Harvard.
The Education Ministry is still not recognizing Yeshiva University degrees, more than a year after former minister Limor Livnat pledged to solve the problem.
After the issue was first reported in Haaretz, and a number of key politicians, including Livnat, rushed to the media and pledged their immediate assistance. In a March 2005 letter to YU President Richard Joel, Livnat said that the ministry would reach a “comprehensive solution whereby all Yeshiva University degrees are certified by the ministry.”
But now a new minister is at the helm, and two more YU graduates who immigrated to Israel have had their degrees rejected.
Way to charm supporters of Israel, guys. Let us know when you need your next donation or named building. Wait, I know, let’s encourage aliyah.