A First in Samaria

Following years of legal hurdles and international pressure against “normalizing” the school due to its location in Samaria, Ariel University Medical School was inaugurated.

The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson School of Medicine at Ariel University accepted 70 students in it first class and is the sixth medical school in Israel. The school will benefits both Jews and Arabs and will help curb the shortage of doctors in Israel.

“A new medical school has opened in Samaria,” said an enthusiastic U.S. Ambassador David Friedman during his toast at the event. “How many people ever thought those words would be spoken?”

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