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A4BGU’s CEO Shares His Views on 21st-Century Zionism

May 31, 2023

Tags: CEO Op-Eds, Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought

The Jerusalem Post — In the 21st century, as Israel turns 75, how can Zionism most strongly resonate with the
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Times of Israel: A4BGU CEO Pens Op-ed on Israel at 75

April 18, 2023

Tags: CEO Op-Eds, Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Leadership, Awards & Events

A4BGU CEO Doug Seserman asks: How should we celebrate the modern state’s milestone 75th anniversary, especially in a time of historic controversy?

A University With the Potential to Change All of Israel

September 3, 2021

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events, Negev Development & Community Programs, Social Sciences & Humanities

Intermountain Jewish News — Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, was a huge believer in the potential of the Negev
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