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Massive Search for Missing Teen to Resume at Dawn, Suspended Overnight Due to Storm

Officials decided to temporarily stop the search due to the weather conditions and the risk to rescue forces, Israel Police Negev Region said.

Herzliya Conference to Ponder Iran, the Next War, Demise of 2-State

Are Israel and Iran on the brink of a confrontation? Is Israel ready for the next war? Are we seeing an emerging New World Order? If this is the end of the “Two-State Solution," what happens next?

Barnard College President Rejects BDS Referendum, Nixes Israel Boycott

"It is imperative that all of us at Barnard work hard to foster a community in which difficult topics can be discussed in an environment free from fear and hate."

George Washington University Students Vote to Divest, Join BDS Campaign Against Israel

"The Student Association showed ... its inability to condemn antisemitism and proves they don't have the proper means and knowledge to discuss this topic in the first place," said StandWithUs Emerson Fellow Tali Edid.

Hebrew U. Analysis Links Acetaminophen in Pregnancy to Autism

Researchers at the Hebrew University found a link between prolonged use of drugs containing acetaminophen (paracetamol or Tylenol) during pregnancy, and increased risk of autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.

Barnard Student Vote to Divest Heats Up: Alumnae Petition Board to Reject Referendum

“By presenting a nuanced and complex issue as one-sided and simple, [the student government association] has biased the student body and failed in its duty to act as a neutral arbiter.”

Hebrew U. Scientists Use Stem Cells to Generate Atlas of Human Genome

Human gene atlas opens up new avenues for studying cancer and genetic disorders.

Barnard Students Vote to Divest from Israel

Student groups for the Boycott, Divest & Sanctions campaign (BDS) against Israel worked hard to convince students of the justice of their cause, as did those who opposed it.

Haifa U study Shows First Real-Time Trauma Symptoms in Prolonged Warfare

The study, conducted during Israel’s 2014 Operation in and around the Gaza Strip, found that people who reported a startle response to loud or sudden noises were at higher risk of post-traumatic symptoms.
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TeAMS Introduces Affiliate Beit Medrash Program for Observant Medical Students

The Technion’s American Medical School (TeAMS) announces the launch of an affiliate Medical Beit Medrash program.

‘Betsy Ross of Israel’ Flag Finds News Home in Ben-Gurion Archives

Confined in Jerusalem to her apartment, she spent her time creating an Israeli flag from her bed sheets. She sewed on a six-pointed star and colored the flag’s stripes with a blue crayon.

South Carolina First to Pass Landmark Bill Against Campus Anti-Semitism

Advocates hoping this momentous step will launch a national wave.

‘Never Again Education Act’ to Teach American Students About the Holocaust

If passed the legislation would grant money raised through donations to American schools as part of the Holocaust Education Assistance Program.

Haifa U. Study Shows Eager Waiters Turn Off Customers

Service staff who express emotions in high intensity—positive or negative—are perceived as less trustworthy by customers.

Arab Students at Hebrew U. Call for New Intifada

"A decision has emerged from Gaza: Intifada and victory," was one of the slogans the protesters were chanting.

CSU Chancellor, SFSU President, Condemn Hateful Post Targeting Jewish, Pro-Israel Students

60 Organizations last week brought the post to the attention of CSU, demanding an investigation.

Cairo Genizah Project Reveals 11th Century Passover Haggadah

The Cairo Genizah International Project of the Haifa, Oxford, Princeton and Pennsylvania universities presents one of the ancient haggadahs discovered so far, opening a window to Medieval Passover customs.

Hebrew University Researcher: Terahertz Computer Chip Now Within Reach

To date, two major challenges have stood in the way of creating the terahertz microchip: overheating and scalability.

New Higher Education Code: No Politics, No Calls for Boycott

The code also prohibits discrimination against faculty in hiring and in promotions based on their politics.

Faith-Based Groups Demand Investigation of SFSU Professor’s Anti-Zionist Diatribe

“I consider the statement below from President Wong, welcoming Zionists to campus, equating Jewishness with Zionism, and giving Hillel ownership of campus Jewishness to be a declaration of war against Arabs, Muslims, [and] Palestinians…”

Council for Higher Education Approves College Request to Award Doctorates

The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya will begin awarding doctoral degrees in law.

Haifa U. Reveals Role of Pigeons in Turning the Negev Green 1,500 Years Ago

A new study at the University of Haifa shows the first archaeological evidence of the role of pigeons in Byzantine agriculture in the Negev: reclamation and fertilization of vineyards and orchards.

Gies College ‘James Scholars’ Visit Israel to Learn Business Tools from ‘Innovation Nation’

"This unique program kick-starts their learning and gives them the tools they need to continue our University’s legacy of innovation.”

Multi-Million Dollar Fraud in Israel’s Education Ministry

18 suspects, including senior Education Ministry officials, were detained on suspicion of fraudulently receiving funds in excess of 20 million shekel ($5.8 million).

Former Prisoner of Zion Natan Sharansky Wins Israel Prize for Aliya

Prior to Aliya in 1986 Sharansky was best known for his time in Soviet prisons after his arrest in 1977.

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