New fossil discovery from Israel points to complicated evolutionary process

Analysis of recently discovered fossils found in Israel suggest that interactions between different human species were more complex than previously believed, according to a team of researchers including Binghamton University anthropology professor Rolf Quam.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: GW Experts Available

WASHINGTON (May 25, 2021)—The George Washington University has experts available to discuss various aspects of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.  To schedule an interview with an expert, please contact GW Media Relations at [email protected] or 202-994-6460. Marc Lynch serves…

Technion Harvey Prize Honors Pioneers in Chemical Engineering and Medical Sciences

The prestigious prize for 2019-2020 goes to Professor Joseph DeSimone of Stanford University for significant contributions to materials science, chemistry, polymer science nano medicine, and 3D printing; and to Professor Raphael Mechoulam of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for the discovery of the active molecules in cannabis

Reading the Unreadable: Brent Seales and Team Reveal Dead Sea Scroll Text

“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.”

A New Approach to Tailoring Cancer Therapy: Tapping Into Signaling Activities in Cancer Cells

The Weizmann Institute’s Dr. Ravid Straussman and colleagues developed a method that utilizes cellular signaling to determine the best treatment for a given tumor. The method can help tailor treatments and identify new drug-development targets. In fact, the team has already singled out a gene that serves as a target for treating BRCA-related breast cancers.

The Road Ahead With Iran: A Conversation With Tony Blair

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.

Pompeo announcement deeply alienates American and Israeli Jews committed to ending the occupation, says Notre Dame’s Atalia Omer

Please see comments on Pompeo’s announcement regarding Israeli settlements from Atalia Omer, associate professor of religion, conflict, and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame‘s Keough School of Global Affairs. Omer is also the author of Days of Awe: Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity With Palestinians, about…

Treasures From Site of John the Baptist’s Martyrdom Brought to New Light Through Mississippi State’s Cobb Institute of Archaeology

Contact: Allison Matthews STARKVILLE, Miss.—When Mississippi State’s founding director of the Cobb Institute of Archaeology first saw the ancient site of Machaerus—the place in modern-day Jordan near the Dead Sea where John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded by Herod…