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  • Israel goes to new elections

    December 3, 2014 | 9:53 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Just 20 months after the current government was sworn in, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two of his top cabinet ministers, leading their parties to pull out of the government and the Knesset, or parliament, to vote to...

  • Twitter helps manage emergencies

    December 2, 2014 | 10:33 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Social media isn't just for socializing anymore. Emergency responders and authorities are increasingly using social media to help the public get information ands access to emergency services.

    "What we have learned in the last...

  • Exploiting Israel’s Negev Bedouin

    December 10, 2013 | 9:40 am

    While many believe that a successful peace process will end demonization of Israel based on incendiary terms such as “apartheid” and “racism,” and in accompanying boycott campaigns, the evidence suggests that this hatred goes far deeper. Indeed, the organizations that lead these...

  • Five Jewish youth arrested in attack on Arab teen

    August 20, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Jamal Julani, 17, lies in his bed in Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem but doesn’t remember anything that happened around midnight four days before. He knows that he was beaten up by a group of Jewish youths and that he lost consciousness.

    Julani is a high school student from...

  • Johannesburg, Ben Gurion universities to continue joint research

    July 11, 2011 | 10:32 am

    The University of Johannesburg has agreed to continue joint research on biotechnology and water purification with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

    The agreement signed July 8 comes despite a vote in March by the University of Johannesburg’s faculty senate to end a memorandum of...

  • Q&A with Fakheri about new “Project Jacob” program

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 12, 2010 | 11:37 am

    I have known Dariush Fakheri, the president of the L.A.-based International Judea Foundation (SIAMAK) for the last 10 years. During that time I’ve come discover that he is by far is one of most out-spoken and dynamic leaders of Southern California’s Iranian Jewish community....

  • S. African university puts Ben-Gurion U. on notice

    October 4, 2010 | 11:14 am

    The University of Johannesburg’s faculty Senate voted to sever a longstanding relationship with an Israeli university unless certain conditions are met.

    Voting on the university’s relationship with Ben-Gurion University, the Senate required that the two institutions amend their...

  • Donors Protest Israeli Professor’s Op-ed

    By Adam Wills

    August 26, 2009 | 3:32 pm

    Neve Gordon, the Ben-Gurion University political science professor whose Aug. 20 op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled “Boycott Israel” described Israel as an “apartheid state,” has drawn protests and threats of cutting off funding for the school by some U.S. donors.


  • The Final Frontier

    By Amy Klein

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Professor Ron Folman leads me down a few staircases of the science building of Ben Gurion University (BGU) in the southern Israeli city of Be'er Sheva to show me his million-dollar, state-of-the-art nanotech laboratory.

    It feels like we're descending to some basement bomb shelter of...