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50 Percent of Tel Aviv U Students Are of Oriental Origin, Says Almogi

Fifty percent of the students enrolled at Tel Aviv University are of Oriental origin, coming from communities in North African and Asian countries, Labor Minister Yosef Almogi noted at corner-stone laying ceremonies for the university’s new school of engineering. The school is named in honor of Joseph Meyerhoff, an American-Jewish philanthropist from Baltimore.

Almogi said the high enrollment of Oriental Jews was an “achievement of the first order, especially considering that only 17 percent of the student body at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and 27 percent at the Negev University in Beersheba are of Oriental origin.”