Ha'aretz reports Israel is still refusing to recognize YU degrees, despite promises made last year. Degrees accepted by Harvard and Yale are void in Israel. One has to think there is something beside the standard Israeli incompetence behind this. My guess is YU has become associated with hard right politics and an increasingly haredi outlook – two things Israel already has more than enough of, especially after the Rabin assassination. But then again, it really might just be Israel's infamous bureaucracy at 'work.'