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  • Leave or let live? Arabs move in to Jewish settlements

    2 weeks ago

    Little noticed amid the furor over one of Israel's most contentious policies, a small but growing number of Arabs are moving into Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem, drawn by cheaper rent and better services.

    For decades, Israel has encouraged Jews to settle in East Jerusalem,...

  • Israeli NGO quits BDS case against Sydney academic

    July 10, 2014 | 10:25 am

    An Israeli legal group abandoned its racial discrimination case against an academic in Sydney over his support for the boycott of Israel.

    Shurat HaDin-the Israel Law Center will withdraw its case against Jake Lynch, the director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at the...

  • Israeli groups bringing new ideas to ‘brain drain’ battle

    October 22, 2013 | 3:33 pm

    The son of a Jewish philosophy lecturer, Menahem Ben-Sasson has had an academic’s dream career.

    After earning his doctorate in Jewish history at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Ben-Sasson completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge. He then returned to Hebrew...

  • Israel under pressure to give up chemical, nuclear weapons

    September 16, 2013 | 10:47 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The United States-Russian deal for the destruction of Syria’s huge chemical weapon stocks caused Israelis to breathe an audible sigh of relief.

    Many expected that a US strike would push either Syria or its ally Hezbollah to...

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  • Israel stingy with foreign aid, Israeli prof says

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 11, 2013 | 5:35 pm

    When it comes to sending international aid abroad, Israel and its citizens give less than most other developed free-market economies, according to a new report.

    Hillel Schmid, a professor at Hebrew University’s Center for the Study of Philanthropy, told the Los Angeles Times that...

  • Senator Frank R. Lautenberg 1924-2013

    By Michael Berenbaum

    June 4, 2013 | 9:20 am

    Frank Lautenberg’s rise to wealth and prominence is a classic rags-to-riches story. Born in Paterson, N.J., the son of Polish and Russian immigrants who came to the United States through Ellis Island, his early life was unsettled as his parents moved about a dozen times while...

  • Memories of Auschwitz, on a return trip

    May 15, 2013 | 3:33 pm

    How does any man survive unspeakable trauma?  After 70 years of controlled silence, Otto Dov Kulka, Czech-born Holocaust historian and Professor of History at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, has come forward to show us his roadmap in “Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death:...

  • Coral that takes a nap

    April 24, 2013 | 10:16 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Do you find yourself dragging; craving a nap in the late afternoon? You're not alone. Soft coral beneath the waters near the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat does the same thing.

    A new study by scientists from the...

  • U.S. cancer research group lauds Israeli scientist Alexander Levitzki

    April 9, 2013 | 8:14 am

    Alexander Levitzki of Hebrew University was named the recipient of the 2013 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Chemical Research.

    The prestigious award was presented Tuesday by The American Association for Cancer Research. Levitzki also delivered a lecture to the...

  • As Barak bids politics bye bye, questions remain about his legacy and future

    November 27, 2012 | 9:27 am

    Is Ehud Barak a calculating political survivor or a military man who, in his own words, “never had any special desire” for political life? Will he be remembered as a warrior or as a seeker of peace? And what will he do next?

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s announcement of...

  • Court rejects Hebrew U. lawsuit against GM over Einstein’s image

    October 22, 2012 | 11:54 am

    A lawsuit by Hebrew University challenging the right of General Motors to use the image of Albert Einstein in an advertisement was dismissed in a U.S. court.

    A Los Angeles District Court judge, Howard Matz , ruled last week that the protection of Einstein's image expired 55 years...

  • Hebrew U. scores in academia survey on best places to work

    August 2, 2012 | 10:39 am

    A survey of the best places to work in academia ranked Jerusalem’s Hebrew University as the second-best place to work outside of the United States.

    The school ranked ninth overall, according to the Jerusalem Post. It was the only Israeli school in the top 25 in the Scientist...

  • No Such Thing as a Regular Routine: My Experience at Hebrew University

    November 1, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Eight months is a very long time to be away from home, and it seems even longer when you’re in country like Israel. Most of what I remember are mere flashes of images or sounds shuffled together like the Mizrachit music on my ipod. Like many students studying abroad at the Masa...

  • Israel’s First Slasher Flick at Screamfest! [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 22, 2011 | 6:34 pm

    I was walking out of a screening of the cheeky new animated film, “Puss in Boots,” starring Antonio Banderas as the titular bad kitty, at Grauman’s Mann Chinese 6 Theatres when a splattering of fake blood on the cinema’s glass doors, gaunt skeletal figures and assorted skulls...

  • Striving for a New Israel Education

    October 17, 2011 | 3:10 pm

    Like most American Jews of my generation, my first encounters with Israel were cultural. I saw pictures of people reading the newspaper while floating in the Dead Sea. I wrote notes to be placed in the Western Wall. I ate hummus and falafel at Israeli Independence Day parties. My...

  • Hebrew U. rising in prestigious poll

    August 18, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Hebrew University was ranked 57th in a prestigious annual ranking of the world’s universities, moving up 15 spots from the previous year.

    Seventeen of the top 20 universities in this year’s survey by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China were American, led by Harvard, Stanford and...

  • Netherlands to restitute Holocaust art to Stern estate

    November 11, 2010 | 2:22 pm

    The government of the Netherlands will restitute a valuable painting to the estate of prewar Jewish art dealer Dr. Max Stern.

    An Old Master painting will be turned over to the Stern estate and three university beneficiaries—Concordia and McGill universities, both in Montreal, and...

  • Hebrew U. prof. garners top math prize

    August 19, 2010 | 9:36 am

    A Hebrew University professor was one of four winners of a prize considered the Nobel of mathematics.

    Hebrew University professor Elon Lindenstrauss won the International Mathematical Union’s Fields Medal for his work in numbers theory. Lindenstrauss was cited for his work in...

  • A coup for Hebrew U—Gates to accept award

    By Jacob Berkman

    July 8, 2008 | 6:03 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Usually a “mazel tov” would go to the person being honored, but this week the American Friends of the Hebrew University is accepting congratulations for convincing one of the world’s richest men to accept an award.

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates will receive the...

  • Bill Gates to receive Einstein award from American Friends of the Hebrew University

    July 7, 2008 | 7:54 pm

    American Friends of The Hebrew University announced today that Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates will be honored with the first Einstein Award in recognition of his philanthropic endeavors and impact on the world through Microsoft.

    According to organizers, the award marks...
  • VIDEO: Hebrew U and Berkeley scientists perfect tech for medical imagery via cell phones

    June 9, 2008 | 1:05 am

    Professor Boris Rubinsky and his team at Hebrew University and the University of California, Berkeley, have designed a system to transfer medical images via cell phone. Watch how this technology works

  • Science of floral scents and colors blooming in Israel

    By Nicky Blackburn

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Professor Alexander Vainstein is proud of his greenhouses.

    Located at the Hebrew University's Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture in Rehovot, these greenhouses offer visitors both a delight to the senses and a trip to a futuristic world, where...
  • Briefs: Koufax and SLO power-hitter named draft IBL picks; Iran top terror sponsor

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Sandy Koufax on the mound. Click the BIG ARROW Koufax chosen in Israel Baseball League's (IBL) first-ever draft

    Power-hitting California outfielder Aaron Levin was the first player selected in the Israel Baseball League's inaugural draft. The Modi'in Miracles made Levin, 22,...
  • Pearl, Ahmed Awarded $100K Prize for Fight Against Intolerance; Shin Bet Seeks High-Tech Experts

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Pearl, Ahmed Awarded $100K Prize for Fight Against Intolerance

    Judea Pearl and Akbar Ahmed, a Jew and a Muslim, are the joint recipients of a new $100,000 prize for their campaign against intolerance and the roots of terrorism.

    The Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. professors were...

  • 15 and Counting

    By Rob Eshman

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Washington's official response to the killings of five Americans at Hebrew University can be summed up largely in a word: words.

    True, the attacks came as Congress is in recess and President George W. Bush is between vacations. After a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah, a day...

  • Use Law to Respond to Hebrew University Attack

    By Stephen M. Flatow

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    We've seen it before -- more than 20 dead and hundreds injured as a result of Palestinian Arab terror attacks in Israel within a week of each other. The death of five Americans at Hebrew University on Jerusalem's Mount Scopus brought the pain home to America once again. President...

  • ‘No Other Place I’d Rather Be’

    By Marla Bennett

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The following column was written by Marla Bennett, the San Diego woman who was one of the seven victims of the July 31 terrorist attack at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

    I've been living in Israel for over a year and a half now, and my favorite thing to do here is go to the grocery...

  • Cluck Naked

    By Mike Levy

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Geneticist Avigdor Cahaner of Hebrew University is breeding featherless chickens, according to a report by Reuters.

    Cahaner crossed a standard boiler chicken with a smaller chicken that is partly bald due to a naturally occurring "naked neck" gene. The resulting birds are less fatty...

  • UC Suspends Israel Program

    By Tom Tugend

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The University of California has suspended its junior year abroad program in Israel and is recalling its 27 remaining students there, though not all are heeding the call.

    Citing "dramatically escalating violence" in the region, UC made the recall official on Thursday, April 11 for...

  • Pass the Hummus, Please!

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    November 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Hummus, the popular Middle Eastern staple made out of chickpeas, packs a nutritional wallop, according to a new study by Dr. Ram Reifen and Dr. Shahal Abbo of the faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    Reifen, an expert...

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