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Israeli & Harvard researchers succeed in ‘activating’ immune system against cancer

A team of international researchers from Harvard and Bar-Ilan University in Israel have discovered the specific mechanism that allows one’s immune system to attack cancer cells in a particularly efficient manner, and most effectively against lung cancer and melanoma.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


A new mechanism for activating the immune system against cancer cells allows immune cells to detect and destroy cancer cells better than before, according to a study recently published this week in the journal Nature.

The study was led by Prof. Nick Haining, of Harvard Medical School, and co-authored by Prof. Erez Levanon, doctoral student Ilana Buchumansky, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences at Bar-Ilan University, and an international team. Continue Reading »

Exiled Jews from Arab countries call on UN chief to recognize their plight

In a plea sent to U.N. Secretary-General Guterres, Jewish community representative suggests U.N. should strive for justice for all refugees, including the recognition of some 850,000 Jews expelled from Arab states and Iran.

By Ariel Kahana


Seventy years after the exodus and expulsion of some 850,000 Jews from Arab states and Iran, the heads of communities of Jews from Arab countries are demanding the United Nations officially recognize the suffering they were forced to endure.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres‏. – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

In a letter to U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, community leaders, among them Dr. Shimon Ohayon, director of Bar-Ilan University’s Dahan Center and chairman of the Alliance of Moroccan Immigrants wrote, “While the U.N. Continue Reading »

Archaeology supports historical and biblical accounts of both Temples’ destruction


The destruction of the First and Second Temples, supported by archaeological findings, coins, burnt houses, etc., including various historical testimonies, all support the biblical accounts of both Temples’ destruction.

By Tal Barkai


For nearly two thousand years, Jews have mourned the destruction of the Temples. They have traditionally relied on the account of the First Temple’s destruction as told in the Bible and the external accounts for the destruction of the Second Temple—but over the past decade, archaeological findings supporting the Jewish canon have been adding evidence.

Flavius Josephus, first-century Romano-Jewish scholar, historian and hagiographer.

Prof. Aren Maeir, an expert on the First-Temple period from Bar Ilan University’s Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, “From a chronological historical standpoint, we’re talking about the year 586 BCE, when Jerusalem was destroyed.

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Breakthrough by Israeli university researchers may control colon disease


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Muslim prayer room now available at Bar-Ilan University


In light of the chaos & racist comments the Bar-Ilan Muslim students are subjected to, as they pray in public, the university is allocating them a private prayer room to allow them ‘to pray in a respectable fashion.’

By Itay Blumenthal, Shachar Chai


Bar-Ilan University is home to over 500 Muslim students, but whenever prayer time comes, they are forced to search for a vacant classroom or an uncrowded lawn.

Bar-Ilan University (Photo: Yaron Brener/Archive)

Bar-Ilan University – Photo: Yaron Brener/Archive

The public praying on campus, at a university associated with the right-wing national-religious public, often attracted suspicious looks and racist comments. The students demanded change, and Thursday the university granted them a private prayer room. Continue Reading »

Israeli research proves ‘kangaroo care’ advances development in preemies

A Bar Ilan University study shows direct & constant physical contact with a premature newborn baby improves brain development well into its childhood.


A simple form of skin-to-skin contact between mothers and premature babies right after birth enhances the babies’ brain development until age 10, according to research conducted at Bar-Ilan University.


Technology is no substitute for a mother’s touch.- Photo: AP

The touch-based treatment, called “kangaroo care,” was first developed in 1978 in Bogotá, Columbia, in the absence of costly incubators. The new study shows that kangaroo care has profound effects on the development of preemies in affluent societies as well.

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Netanyahu points out Palestinian Leadership to Nazis

In a somewhat calm but powerful and frank speech, Prime Minister tells students the conflict with Palestinians began in 1921 and not in 1967.

By Gil Ronen


In a surprisingly powerful and frank speech at Bar Ilan University, delivered in a calm and almost informal manner, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tied between the Palestinian national movement and the Nazi regime in Germany.

At the heart of the oration was the determination that Arab rhetoric notwithstanding the “territories” and “settlements” are not the heart of the territorial conflict between Jews and Arabs – but that the conflict stems from the historic refusal of the Arabs to accept a Jewish state. Continue Reading »

Professors at int’l law conference: Stop calling Israel an ‘occupier’

Professors attending conference on int’l law say it’s a distortion of law to claim Israel is imposing a belligerent occupation on Judea & Samaria

By  Israel Today Staff


Professors participating in an international conference at Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv this week explained that international law does necessarily support the claim that Israel is imposing a belligerent occupation on Judea and Samaria.

Under the title of “Israel and International Law,” the conference brought together professors of law from around the world to discuss the issue of Israel’s presence in and sovereignty over the so-called “West Bank.”

Prof. Avi Bell of the University of San Diego explained to Arutz Sheva that it is “a mistake to think of this as a simple black and white matter of law. Continue Reading »

3 Israeli Scientists patent new ‘Stealthy Fiber Optic Communications’

An eavesdropper listening in catches only noise, since the signal is hidden below the noise level & it will take years for the eavesdropper to break the encryption key.

By Chana Ya’ar


Two Israeli university professors and a PhD candidate have created a concept for “stealthy fiber optic communications.”

Developed by Ben Gurion University of the Negev’s Prof. Dan Sadot and Prof. Ze’ev Zalevsky of Bar Ilan University together with PhD student Tomer Yeminy, the new encryption method enables stealthy transmission of any optical communications signal.

Currently in the patenting process, the new encryption method spreads the transmission below the noise level in both time and frequency domains. Continue Reading »

Bar Ilan U. Pamphlet : Soldiers & Settlers Molest Arab Women

A pamphlet published by the Rackman Center contains erroneous & unsupported claims that Jews sexually harass Arabs in Judea & Samaria.

By Gil Ronen


A brochure published by Bar Ilan University, Israel’s only religious university, contains the outrageous claim that Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria and IDF soldiers sexually harass Arab women. The claim is not contested in the brochure.

Bar Ilan campus

Bar Ilan campus – University website

The brochure was prepared by Bar Ilan’s Ruth and Emanuel Rackman Center for the Advancement of Women, and its cover displays the logos of Bar Ilan University and the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights, which is affiliated with the American Jewish Committee (AJC). Continue Reading »

Giving ‘Love hormone’ produces more engaged Dads

Oxytocin is a hormone that facilitates bonding between mothers & newborns and also between men & women in personal relationships.

Oxytocin, dubbed “the love hormone,” has for years been known by scientists to facilitate bonding between mothers and newborn babies and between men and women in relationships.
But a new laboratory study led by Dr. Ruth Feldman from Bar-Ilan University and recently published in Biological Psychiatry has found that giving oxytocin to fathers increases their parental engagement, with similar effects observed in their infants.

Oxytocin is a neuropeptide that plays an important role in the formation of attachment bonds.

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Watch: PM Netanyahu States his Vision for a “Palestinian State”

Israel’s Channel 2 reported that Prime Minister Netanyahu affirmed he still believes in the solution for a “Palestinian State” that he outlined in his Bar Ilan speech.

By Gil Ronen


 Binyamin Netanyahu - screenshot

Binyamin Netanyahu – screenshot

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has affirmed to Channel 2 that as elections approach, he stands behind the principles he outlined in his speech at Bar Ilan University in 2009. Channel 2‘s Knesset reporter, Amit Segal, did not say Monday evening whether the information came directly from Netanyahu, but from the way in which he reported the news, it was clear that it had been approved by the Prime Minister. Continue Reading »