Archive for April, 2009

Apr 20 2009

Courageous people committed to peace

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April 16, 2009, The Hamilton Spectator

Dr. Faisal Azaiza, the head of the Jewish-Arab Centre at the University of Haifa, commented that, in a Social Leadership workshop in which 25 Muslim and Christian-Arab students and 25 Jewish students were paired with one another, the more the students interacted with one another, the more they realized that they had many matters in common, the more they appreciated the other side’s perspective, and the less hatred they had for one another.

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Apr 20 2009

Treating the human condition

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April 16, 2009, Haaretz

Anti-depressants and anti-anxietals only ease the symptoms; they are not a cure, says Professor Yoram Yovell, a psychoanalyst and director of the Institute for the Study of Affective Neuroscience at the University of Haifa.

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Apr 20 2009

Research uncovers Israelites’ ‘foothold’ in Jordan Valley

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April 12, 2009, The Jerusalem Post

The discovery of gigantic foot-shaped enclosures in the Jordan Valley may shed light on ancient Jewish holiday practices, according to University of Haifa researchers.

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Apr 20 2009

‘Foot-Shaped’ Structure Discovered in Jordan Valley - It varifies Biblical claims

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April 7, 2009, SoftPedia

Archaeologists from the University of Haifa have just discovered a large, foot-shaped enclosure, of the kind that was described in the Bible as the place where the people of Israel would gather their armies, practice religious rituals, as well as conduct other ceremonies.

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Apr 20 2009

Former Iran minister sees imminent threat to mullah regime from youth, the economy

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April 6, 2009, World Tribune

Addressing a conference at Israel’s Haifa University, Former Iranian Justice Minister Mehdi Haeri Khorshidi said Teheran was experiencing a sharp economic decline as well as rising unrest among young Iranians.

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Apr 20 2009

Archaeological Discovery In Jordan Valley: Enormous ‘Foot-shaped’ Enclosures

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April 6, 2009, Science Daily

“The ‘foot’ structures that we found in the Jordan valley are the first sites that the People of Israel built upon entering Canaan and they testify to the biblical concept of ownership of the land with the foot,” said archaeologist Prof. Adam Zertal of the University of Haifa, who headed the excavating team that exposed five compounds in the shape of an enormous “foot” — likely to have been used at that time to mark ownership of territory.

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Apr 19 2009

Scorpion Biodiversity Seen In ‘Evolution Canyon’

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April 18, 2009, Science Daily

Doctoral student Shmuel Raz and colleagues at the University of Haifa, Israel now show that Scorpions possess resistance to high temperatures and the ability to conserve water for long periods of time, and as a result thrive in hot and arid parts of the world.

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Apr 19 2009

Have the first Israelite sites built after Exodus been found?

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April 14, 2009, Haaretz

A Haifa University archaeologist said he has unearthed structures in the shape of human feet believed to have been erected by the Israelites upon their initial entry to the Land of Canaan.

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Apr 19 2009

Panel looks at Haifa’s cultural and ethnic diversity

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April 19, 2009, The Canadian Jewish News

Faisal Azaiza, head of the Jewish-Arab Center at the University of Haifa and the head of the MA program at its school of social work, discussed bilingualism and bilingual education in Israel.

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Apr 19 2009

Let your employees take charge

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April 14, 2009, Israel 21c

A study carried out at the University of Haifa shows that workers will become more productive when organizations allow their employees to take control.

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