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Haaretz: Historians React to “Genocide” Accusations

November 28, 2023

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Prof. Tuvia Friling, a professor emeritus at BGU, co-authored a response to a recent New York Times piece that charges Israel with genocide and ethnic cleansing without evidence.

BGU President: University Presidents Must Condemn Hate

November 27, 2023

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In a new Times of Israel op-ed, BGU President Prof. Daniel Chamovitz writes: "Academia’s reluctance to condemn such speech under the guise of protecting free speech is not just cowardly; it is morally reprehensible."

JNS Spotlights Ben-Gurion Day in the USA

November 22, 2023

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Paula Kabalo, Head of BGU's Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism and featured speaker of Ben-Gurion Day in the USA 2023, reflects on David Ben-Gurion's four tests of the Negev and how it relates to the current situation.

Israel Hayom: A4BGU Amplifies Relevance of Ben-Gurion

November 20, 2023

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Ben-Gurion Day in the USA took place on Sunday, November 19th to honor the legacy of Israel's founding father, David Ben-Gurion. His powerful words are more poignant than ever following Hamas' brutal attacks on Israel, on October 7.

Times of Israel: A4BGU CEO Addresses the Negev’s Future

November 20, 2023

Tags: CEO Op-Eds

In a Times of Israel op-ed, CEO Doug Seserman writes, "Right now, it’s difficult to envision the day after the war. But make no mistake, there will be a day after, and then "the future of Israel will emerge from the Negev" will ring truer than ever.

BGU Prof. Reli Hershkovitz Recalls Scenes from Oct. 7

November 17, 2023

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Prof. Reli Hershkovitz, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University and Head of the Women and Maternity Department at Soroka University Medical Center took immediate action following the attacks on October 7.

First US College President In Israel Since Oct 7 Visits BGU

November 15, 2023

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President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Andrew Rehfeld, visited the campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on Sunday in the first such visit by a leader of an American academic institution since the start of war.

President Chamovitz Shares How BGU Took Action Following Oct 7

November 10, 2023

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Ben-Gurion University students have promptly responded to the Hamas terrorist attacks on October 7 by adhering to protocols and adjusting campus life to provide resources and safety to the community.

Times of Israel: BGU Steps Up To Support Students

November 7, 2023

Tags: Current events

BGU's main campus located in Beer-sheva, makes it the closest university to the Gaza border. In response to the October 7 attacks, BGU immediately opened its campus and dormitories to soldiers, doctors, and visiting family members at no cost.

Israeli University Heads Sign New Letter to Colleagues

November 2, 2023

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Israel's Association of University Heads says that "college campuses have become breeding grounds for anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiments," in a second appeal to their colleagues around the world.