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Released: 13-Sep-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Israeli armed robot could create moral hazard
Cornell University

On Monday, an Israeli defense contractor unveiled a remote-controlled armed robot that can patrol battle zones, track infiltrators and open fire – the latest iteration of drone technology that is changing modern battlefields.

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Released: 19-May-2021 3:15 PM EDT
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A primer on the long-standing dispute over Gaza
University of Michigan

Since May 10, more than 200 Palestinians and a dozen Israelis have died in fighting in Israel and the occupied territories.

Released: 30-Mar-2021 4:05 PM EDT
News Release: DHS S&T and Israeli Partnership Seeks Ideas for Innovative Homeland Security Solutions
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

To help stimulate, promote, and support industrial research and development mutually beneficial to the United States and Israel, the Israel – U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Homeland Security (HLS) program is seeking proposals for collaborative projects to develop advanced homeland security technologies. The 2021 Call for Proposals is a joint initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Israel Ministry of Public Security (MOPS).

Newswise: Comparing Pandemic Spending Patterns in U.S. And Israel
Released: 10-Mar-2021 12:00 PM EST
Comparing Pandemic Spending Patterns in U.S. And Israel
Washington University in St. Louis

The pandemic is exacerbating preexisting social and economic inequalities in the United States and abroad, finds a new study from the Social Policy Institute (SPI) at Washington University in St. Louis.

Released: 28-Oct-2020 1:10 AM EDT
Swiss fatalism protects against negative feelings in the pandemic
University of Zurich

Trust or disappointment in government crisis management is an important factor for the general mood, shows a study by the University of Zurich based on surveys in Israel and Switzerland.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
AU Experts Comment on Signing of the Historic Israel-UAE Deal
American University

AU Experts Comment on Signing of the Historic Israel-UAE Deal

Newswise: Reading the Unreadable: Brent Seales and Team Reveal Dead Sea Scroll Text
Released: 23-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Reading the Unreadable: Brent Seales and Team Reveal Dead Sea Scroll Text
University of Kentucky

“When I first saw the text inside the scroll, it felt like I was a kid again — like digging through the sand for fossils at one of those museum exhibits and actually finding one. I was so excited,” Tamasi said. “I was the first person to see the contents of the scroll this millennium. There aren’t many opportunities like that.”

Released: 23-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
DHS S&T and Israeli Partners Announce Call for Proposals for Advanced Homeland Security Technologies
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Israel – U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation announced it is seeking proposals for collaborative projects to develop advanced technologies for the homeland security mission.

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.


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