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A4BGU CEO: Why Bring Ben-Gurion Day to the USA?

December 2, 2022

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Negev Development & Community Programs

In his latest piece for The Times of Israel, Doug Seserman explains, "Ben-Gurion was an idealist but also a pragmatist. He said: 'The fate of Israel depends on two things: on her strength and on her righteousness.'"

JWeekly: Israel’s Top Space Scientists Visit the Bay Area

November 3, 2022

Tags: Medical Research

Three of Israel's leading space scientists, including BGU's Dr. Oren Shriki, joined a special panel in San Francisco on October 25 about scientific innovation and space. The event was attended by over 700 people.

Jewish Standard: BGU & NJIT Unveil Joint Institute

October 3, 2022

Tags: Homeland & Cyber Security, Robotics & High-Tech

A4BGU CEO Doug Seserman sees potential for the project, calling the joint institute “21st century Zionism at its best,” a powerful platform to “demonstrate Israel’s value to the world” in counterpoint to the BDS movement in the academic arena.

Times of Israel: BGU & MIT Create Program for Bedouin Youth

September 22, 2022

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs

Over a dozen Bedouin teens were selected for “Digital Tent,” a collaboration between MIT, BGU, and Siraj, a non-profit organization dedicated to integrating members of the Bedouin community into Israel’s celebrated high-tech sector.

Times of Israel: BGU Scientists Recycle Acidic Wastewater

September 22, 2022

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Sustainability & Climate Change

Researchers have developed a way to recycle the kind of phosphoric acid wastewater that caused massive environmental disaster in 2017 near Dead Sea.

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Ben-Gurion Day in the USA

Each year on November 30, Israel pays tribute to its founding father, David Ben-Gurion, with a national holiday. For the very first time, “Ben-Gurion Day” came to the USA! Watch the first-ever celebration now and step into the footsteps of Israel’s first Prime Minister


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We’ve changed our name! American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) is now Americans for Ben-Gurion University. Learn more about us here.