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  • New Israeli study links brain hyperactivity to Alzheimer’s

    3 weeks ago

    An Israeli research team has announced new findings that link Alzheimer’s disease to brain hyperactivity and says its research helps explain why so many patients who have this debilitating disease run a high risk of seizures.

    While the amyloid-beta protein involved in the...

  • Search for abducted teens faces complicated political landscape

    June 17, 2014 | 1:47 pm

    Since the three teenagers were abducted last week, Israel’s goals have been simple: Find them and punish their kidnappers.

    Realizing those goals, though, is far from a simple task.

    The international community has condemned the kidnappings, and Israel has spread its forces...

  • Artist displays what’s missing in a ‘Box’

    By Elyse Samuels

    September 18, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    It’s hard to believe that Dwora Fried — a native Austrian with unruly, fiery red hair, a lesbian, world traveler, mother of four and daughter of a Holocaust survivor — is able to create artwork just as complicated, dynamic and vivacious as herself, all within a wooden box that’s...

  • Mezzo’s Kibbutz roots

    By Tom Tugend

    May 14, 2013 | 3:22 pm

    It’s a long way from Kibbutz Dalia, where Rachel Frenkel was raised, to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, but the mezzo-soprano is completing that journey this week.

    The slim and youthful wife and mother will sing and act the role of the count’s amorous page...

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  • Iran to cross ‘red line’ this summer, ex-Israeli military intel chief says

    April 23, 2013 | 9:19 am

    Iran will cross Israel's "red line" for nuclear activity by this summer, Israel's former director of military intelligence said.

    "In the summer, Iran will be a month or two away from deciding about a bomb,” Amos Yadlin said Tuesday. "We have about two months to sleep soundly,...

  • Poll: More Israelis viewing Obama favorably, though trust is an issue

    March 19, 2013 | 2:26 pm

    More Israelis are seeing President Obama as friendly toward the Jewish state, but still many don't trust the U.S. leader, according to a new poll.

    The poll released Monday -- two days before Obama makes his first visit to Israel as president -- found that 36.5 percent of the 600...

  • Poll: Israelis warming up, slightly, to Obama on eve of visit

    March 19, 2013 | 8:29 am

    Israelis are warming up to Barack Obama, but only slightly, according to a new opinion poll published on the eve of the U.S. president's visit to Israel.

    Obama arrives in the Jewish state on Wednesday for the first time as president, hoping to reassure a wary Israeli public of...

  • The Rosner-Fuchs Exchange, Part 2: The Undecided Voters Eventually Voted for Change

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 12, 2013 | 7:33 am

    Professor Camil Fuchs, who has been a valuable contributor to Rosner's Domain for the past year, is a veteran Israeli statistician. He is a Professor of Statistics at Tel Aviv University, where he has also served as head of the Department of Statistics and Operations Research, and...

  • The Rosner-Fuchs Exchange, Part 1: How Yair Lapid Took Us By Surprise

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 10, 2013 | 11:28 am

    Professor Camil Fuchs, who has been a valuable contributor to Rosner's Domain for the past year, is a veteran Israeli statistician. He is a Professor of Statistics at Tel Aviv University, where he has also served as head of the Department of Statistics and Operations Research, and...

  • Perspectives on occupation: Lessons from Israeli society

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    January 23, 2013 | 1:02 pm

    The argument over Israel’s presence in the territories beyond the Green Line has recently come to focus almost exclusively on security issues, but there is literally no aspect of life in Israel that is not affected by its settlement policies. Indeed, the Jewish identity of Israel,...

  • Israel’s middle class increasingly squeezed

    November 27, 2012 | 10:15 am

    At Israeli weddings, gifts of china, silver and art are not welcome. Guests are expected to bring their checkbooks and contribute to a young couple’s purchase of their first home, often bought with substantial help from the newlyweds’ parents.

    But a new report shows that only 65...

  • Protests over Gaza violence disrupt Israeli campuses

    November 16, 2012 | 9:16 am

    Arab and Jewish students at three Israeli universities faced off in campus demonstrations related to the latest outbreak of violence on the Gaza-Israel border.

    At Haifa University, dozens of Arab students held a vigil in memory of Ahmed Jabari, the Hamas military commander who...

  • Tel Aviv University, UC Irvine collaborate

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 11, 2012 | 11:06 am

    In 2025, more than 8 billion people are projected to inhabit our globe, linked by advanced communication devices and techniques.

    Israeli and American electrical engineers and computer scientists from Tel Aviv University (TAU), the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and...

  • L.A. youths among growing numbers serving in IDF

    August 29, 2012 | 1:49 pm

    As the 360 international youths milled around the Miriam and Adolfo Smolarz Auditorium on the Tel Aviv University campus in the sweltering August heat — some still standing in registration lines and others already proudly wearing their new pale blue T-shirts, several dozen huddled...

  • Planned Wagner concert stopped at Tel Aviv U

    June 4, 2012 | 2:48 pm

    Tel Aviv University put a stop to a planned concert of music by German composer Richard Wagner.

    In a letter denying the request to hold the concert in a campus auditorium, the university said that Yonatan Livni, founder of the Israel Wagner Society, concealed the organization’s name...

  • Agreements with Israeli schools a turning point for UC Irvine

    April 25, 2012 | 12:33 pm

    Few universities have garnered as much international attention and Jewish communal concern over student-led, anti-Israel and sometimes anti-Semitic activities on campus than the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

    A history of incendiary demonstrations demonizing Israel; a...

  • Report: Global anti-Semitism fell in 2011

    April 19, 2012 | 11:26 am

    Global anti-Semitism fell by 27 percent in 2011, according to an annual report.

    The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University presented its global anti-Semitism report for 2011 on Wednesday, the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    The report...

  • Israel should wait and watch

    February 15, 2012 | 12:44 pm

    What should Israel do about Syria? The short answer is, well, nothing. Or not much. Or not much at this time. That is, if you care to follow the advice of Israeli experts — and we all should keep in mind that the experts’ stock has been in steep decline recently because of the...

  • Achieving Progress Through Friendship: An Experience of a Lifetime at Tel Aviv University

    Daniel Dokhanian, alumnus of the Masa Israel-accredited Tel Aviv University

    November 9, 2011 | 10:32 am

    “Do not go where the path may lead.
    Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Jewish day school. Jewish high school. Jewish summer camp. Jewish family. Jewish friends. Jewish student groups in college. Jewish Studies 10. Jewish fraternity. It...

  • Tel Aviv U. faculty members decry Dershowitz address

    May 12, 2010 | 12:53 pm

    Senior faculty members at Tel Aviv University are protesting remarks by Alan Dershowitz during his acceptance of an honorary doctorate.

    Dershowitz during his speech Saturday night attacked university academics who use their credentials to “challenge the legitimacy of the Jewish...

  • Final Day at Sundance:  The Israelis

    By Larry Mark

    January 25, 2009 | 7:35 pm

    By Larry Mark

    Park City’s Main Street is now home to a hummus and nouvelle-Israeli cuisine restaurant, which was so filled each evening during Sundance, that one was unable to get a reservation prior to 9 p.m.  It had previously been located a few miles from the town center.  Main...

  • Israeli photo application promises more beautiful you

    By Karin Kloosterman

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    If the camera could lie, would you let it?

    Three Israeli computer scientists from Tel Aviv University have developed the ultimate enhancement tool for retouching digital images. Called the Beauty Function, their program scans an image of your face, studies it and produces a...

  • White Dies, But Cause Lives On

    By Adam Wills

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The living room grew more crowded by the minute as relatives and friends of the White family continued to arrive on this cold, overcast September morning in Cheviot Hills. More than two dozen people clutched siddurs and faced east, davening Shacharit at a few minutes past 7 a.m.

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  • The Circuit

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Kadima Kudos

    Kadima Hebrew Academy honored its past and its future at an April gala celebrating the school's 35th anniversary. Rabbi Elijah and Penina Schochet, the school's founders, were honored alongside Dorit and Shawn Evanheim, the benefactors who enabled the school to purchase...

  • Teleconferencing With Tel Aviv

    By Lea Silverman

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The classroom looks like any other -- Formica tiles on the floor, florescent lights on the ceiling and rows and rows of desks. But what happens in this utilitarian space located on the second floor of UCLA's Public Policy building is anything but ordinary.

    Every few weeks the...

  • Strategic Balance Favors Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Thirty years after the traumatic Yom Kippur War, Israel's military superiority over the Arabs is greater than ever.

    That, at least, is the assessment of Tel Aviv University's prestigious Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies. In its annual report, the think-tank cited the quality of...

  • A Webb of Giving

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    During the Holocaust, Max Webb made two promises: one to his mother and one to God.

    "I told my mother, I will be hanged, I will be shot, but I would not die from starvation," Webb recalled. To God, he vowed to someday help the Jewish people if God helped him survive the Shoah.

    Webb...

  • 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...

  • Israeli-Style Fitness

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Maybe it's no Sports Club/LA in its luxury and beauty, but the Elite Sports Center at Tel Aviv University is one of the best sports clubs in Israel, with facilities and services that may make even the premier sports club in L.A. a little envious.

    The Elite Sports Center runs all of...

  • The Master Class

    By David Margolis

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Not all of them were Jewish, but they were definitely the chosen people -- five Los Angeles and 33 Israeli film students brought together for a two-week "master class" in screenwriting at Tel Aviv University. Held under the auspices of the Tel Aviv-Los Angeles partnership, the class...
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