Archive for May, 2009

May 20 2009

Coe runs the rule over Olympic Jews

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Lord Coe praised the “British-Jewish” Olympic heritage as he outlined his vision for the London 2012 Games to British Friends of Haifa University supporters on Tuesday evening.

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May 20 2009

Would-be adoptive parents get fewer benefits than those undergoing fertility treatments

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May 19, 2009, The Jerusalem Post

Women who seek to adopt get significantly fewer benefits than those who give birth after fertility treatments, a University of Haifa study found, and a Kadima MK has promised to propose legislation to help rectify the situation

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May 19 2009

Israeli-Arab Attitudes Harden

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May 19, 2009, The Media Line

According to the latest survey by the University of Haifa, more than 40% of Israel’s million-plus Arab citizens believe the Holocaust never happened and 41% deny Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.

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May 19 2009

Survey finds nearly half of Israeli Arabs deny Holocaust

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May 19, 2009, Haaretz

More than 40 percent of Israeli Arabs claim the Holocaust never happened, according to an annual University of Haifa survey of Jewish-Arab relations in Israel.

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May 19 2009

Rotem: Probe Arab education after Haifa poll

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May 17, 2009, YNet News

A poll conducted by the University of Haifa found that Israeli Arabs have recently become more radical in their views.

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May 19 2009

40% of Israeli Arabs: Holocaust never happened

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May 17, 2009, YNet News

Only 41% of local Arabs recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish democratic state, while 40.5% of Arab Israelis believe the Holocaust never happened, a new poll conducted by the University of Haifa revealed.

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May 19 2009

Israel: Holocaust Is Denied in Survey

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May 18, 2009, New York Times

Over 40 percent of Israel’s Arab citizens say the Holocaust never happened, according to a survey published Monday. But the University of Haifa sociologist who directed it, Sammy Smooha, said the results were most likely statements more of protest than of belief.

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May 19 2009

Holocaust denial widespread among Israeli Arabs

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May 18, 2009, abc

The numbers have shown a significant shift in the past few years, and the Haifa University sociologist says he believes the numbers are a sign of rising frustration among the Arabs who make up about 20 percent of the Jewish state’s population. He adds that the growing denial of the Holocaust is fueled by a belief that recognizing the Nazi genocide provides a justification for Israeli policies.

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May 19 2009

Prof. Kobi Rosenblum awarded European Union research grant

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A research team composed of 14 European groups, headed by Prof. Nils Brose of the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, has been awarded 11.9 million Euro, on behalf of the European Union, to study the role of synaptic proteins in neurological and psychiatric diseases. One of the research teams is headed by Prof. Kobi Rosenblum of the University of Haifa’s Department of Neurobiology and Ethology and has been awarded a grant of 600,000 Euro. The topic of the grant is “Synaptic protein networks in neurological and psychiatric disease.

Many neurological diseases result from mis- or damaged expression of proteins in the links between the nerve cells - the synapses. The goal of the research is to cause deliberate damage to the function of various proteins in the synapses, so as to create disease models that result from abnormal functioning of proteins in the brain, such as autism and schizophrenia. The process is based on the existing knowledge of the function of different proteins and according to medical knowledge relating to people with different brain disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.

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May 18 2009

Poll: 40% Israeli Arabs deny Holocaust

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May 17, 2009, China View News

Results of a poll conducted by Professor Sami Samuha at the University of Haifa show that about 40.5 percent of Israeli Arabs believe the Holocaust never occurred.

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