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Israel’s Shalem Center to offer liberal arts degree

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Shalem Center in Jerusalem will open a liberal arts bachelor’s degree program in the fall.

Israel’s Council for Higher Education on Tuesday approved recognition of Shalem, a conservative think tank, as an academic institution.

Shalem College will accept 50 students a year to pursue degrees in philosophy and Jewish thought, and Middle Eastern studies and Islam. It will be the first time that a classic liberal arts degree will be offered in Israel.

Shalem is closely linked to the Likud Party.   

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