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Released: 18-Mar-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Pooling Method for Accelerated Testing of COVID-19
American Technion Society

Israeli scientists have successfully tested a method for dramatically increasing current COVID-19 testing capacities. Known as pooling, the method enables simultaneous testing of dozens of samples. Its implementation could greatly accelerate testing and detection rates of infected patients in the population.

Newswise: Should the United States Pursue the Israeli-Palestinian Two-State Solution?
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Released: 13-Mar-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Should the United States Pursue the Israeli-Palestinian Two-State Solution?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Michael Doran and Lara Friedman join host James M. Lindsay to discuss the future of the two-state solution.

Released: 5-Feb-2020 7:05 AM EST
Oslo Accords Diplomat Beilin on “Between Oslo and Trump: A Review of the Peace Process”—Feb. 11
New York University

NYU's Taub Center for Israel Studies will host Israeli diplomat Yossi Beilin for “Between Oslo and Trump: A Review of the Peace Process,” a public lecture, on Tues., Feb. 11.

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Released: 4-Feb-2020 2:50 PM EST
The Road Ahead With Iran: A Conversation With Tony Blair
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Against the backdrop of the recent U.S. strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, Tony Blair discusses the current tensions with Iran and the implications for international policymakers. Mr. Blair discusses the critical role of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including ways the IRGC mobilizes and radicalizes its fighters for violence at home and abroad, and the road ahead for the United States and Europe.

Newswise: Trump’s Lopsided Mideast Peace Plan
Released: 30-Jan-2020 11:50 AM EST
Trump’s Lopsided Mideast Peace Plan
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The long-awaited plan presented by President Donald J. Trump paves the way for broader Israeli annexation of occupied territories, has no real chance of Palestinian support, and risks provoking violence.

Released: 13-Jan-2020 7:15 PM EST
DHS S&T and Israeli Partners Announce Awards for Advanced Technologies in Homeland Security
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Israel – U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation today announced three awards for collaborative projects totaling $2.3 million to develop advanced technologies for the homeland security mission.

Released: 17-Dec-2019 2:25 PM EST
Local, Native Birds Declining Rapidly While Non-native, Invasive Species Thrive
American Technion Society

When Israeli conservation scientists looked at trends of common bird populations over the last 15 years, they found that invasive bird species are thriving, and native ones are largely declining. They present the reasons for these changes, and flag the importance of strategies to mitigate the spread of non-native birds.

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Released: 21-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Archaeologists Uncover 2,000-Year-Old Street in Jerusalem Built by Pontius Pilate
Taylor & Francis

An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the "City of David" in the Jerusalem Walls National Park.

Newswise: Snapshot: S&T, Israel Tackle Cargo Shipping Security
Released: 6-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Snapshot: S&T, Israel Tackle Cargo Shipping Security
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Securing the global supply chain, while ensuring its smooth functioning, is essential to U.S. national security. S&T and Israel’s Ministry of Public Security teamed up to tackle that issue through the Low Cost Disposable Electronic Seals Pilot.

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Released: 2-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newly-discovered 1,600-year-old mosaic sheds light on ancient Judaism
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

For nine years running, Carolina professor Jodi Magness has led a team of research specialists and students to the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel's Lower Galilee

Released: 2-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Israeli Morphisec Receives $200K for Cybersecurity Tech to Protect Financial Institutions
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced that Israel-based Morphisec has been awarded $200,000 to develop technology solutions to prevent cyberattacks on financial institutions.

Released: 14-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Professors Available on U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Opening, Iran-Israel Military Strikes
Northwestern University

Northwestern University professors are available to comment on the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem on Monday, as well as Israel and Iran exchanging military strikes earlier this week.

Released: 14-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Middle East Expert Can Discuss U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem, Clashes in Israel
University of Delaware

Dr. Muqtedar Khan, who specializes in the politics of the Middle East and American foreign policy in the Arab world, can talk about the current impact and potential ramifications of the official move of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Released: 23-Mar-2018 8:00 AM EDT
“Oslo: 25 Years Later” Conference to Feature Israeli, Palestinian Negotiators—March 25 at NYU
New York University

New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies will host “Oslo: 25 Years Later,” a one-day conference that will include Israeli and Palestinian negotiators whose work resulted in the 1993 Oslo Accords, on Sun., March 25.

Newswise: “New Children of Israel”
Released: 13-Oct-2017 8:00 AM EDT
“New Children of Israel”
University of Utah

In his new book available today, “New Children of Israel: Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization,” Nathan Devir, assistant professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Utah, explores the next defining moment for the Jewish people — the inclusion of millions of unrecognized Jews from Africa and Asia.

Released: 7-Jul-2015 1:05 AM EDT
Continued Development of Natural Gas Resources at the Current Rate Might Incur the “Dutch Disease” Over the Israeli Economy
University of Haifa

The study, which presents an economic model of the effects of the development of the country’s natural gas resources on the entire Israeli economy, points to an increase in the overall GDP, but also harm to the competitiveness of other sectors of the economy

Released: 25-Jun-2015 9:25 AM EDT
Children with Severe Head Injuries Are Casualties of Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, US combat support hospitals treated at least 650 children with severe, combat-related head injuries, according to a special article in the July issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 24-Dec-2014 8:40 AM EST
Where Is Israel's Natural Gas Sector Is Heading To?
University of Haifa

Prof. Brenda Shaffer, an expert on international oil and natural gas polices, claims that Israel’s natural gas and electricity sectors suffer from the government’s extreme free market approach.

Released: 13-Nov-2014 2:00 AM EST
About Half the Women in Israel Have Experienced Considerable Crisis After Giving Birth for the First Time
University of Haifa

About half the women in Israel have experienced considerable crisis after giving birth for the first time.

Released: 18-Sep-2014 3:00 AM EDT
Israel Needs to Prepare for the Waves of Arab Immigrants Into Its Territory That Could Pose a Threat on Its Existence
University of Haifa

“In a region of collapsing countries that are in states of internal and external war, Israel must prepare for waves of immigrants from Arab countries to its territory, which may endanger its existence,” maintain Prof. Arnon Soffer, who holds the Reuven Chaikin Chair in Geostrategy, University of Haifa, and Dr. Anton Berkovsky, in a new article by the Chair. According to Prof. Soffer and Dr. Berkovsky, waves of immigrants already constitute a real danger to the future of Jordan, and the worst-case scenario would be if ISIS gained control of territories in Jordan and added them to its caphilate.

Newswise: A Public Opinion Survey Conducted by the Department of Sociology at the University of Haifa:
Released: 31-Jul-2014 4:00 AM EDT
A Public Opinion Survey Conducted by the Department of Sociology at the University of Haifa:
University of Haifa

A public opinion survey conducted by the Department of Sociology at the University of Haifa reveals what Israelis think about operation "Protective Edge"

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Released: 5-Feb-2014 12:00 PM EST
Jewish and Arab Students 'Breaking the Ice'
University of Haifa

An expedition of Jewish and Arab students set out to conquer the ‘Monta Roza’ in Switzerland, through a physically and mentally challenging journey of self discovery.

Newswise: Peace Through Business Contract Resolution?
Released: 21-Nov-2013 12:00 PM EST
Peace Through Business Contract Resolution?
University of Iowa

A new international arbitration center will help Israelis and Palestinians settle commercial contract disputes to strengthen the regional economy and maybe help bring peace to the region.

Newswise: Turning Point: Israeli Air Attack Flips Global Press Coverage of Hezbollah-Israel War
Released: 1-Aug-2007 2:50 PM EDT
Turning Point: Israeli Air Attack Flips Global Press Coverage of Hezbollah-Israel War
University of Maryland, College Park

A new report from the University of Maryland shows media coverage - and subsequently world opinion - of last summer's Hezbollah/Israeli War turned following Israel's attack on the Lebanese village of Qana that killed 27 civilians.


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