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 »
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
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 »
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. Continue Reading »
In a somewhat calm but powerful and frank speech, Prime Minister tells students the conflict with Palestinians began in 1921 and not in 1967.
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 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 »
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.
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 »
A pamphlet published by the Rackman Center contains erroneous & unsupported claims that Jews sexually harass Arabs in Judea & Samaria.
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 – 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 »
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. Continue Reading »
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.
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 »