Debating key global issues, BIU Model UN team members win best delegates at the 2016 international competition in Madrid where they role-played Mexico in the Historical UN Security Council and Germany in the ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council). Pictured l. to r. are Roy Hadad, BarMUN President Hadassah Marks, VP Batsheva Haber, Reut Rozenblum, and VP Roni Glam
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A novel study conducted by BIU scientists points to an exciting new direction in cancer research.
"Some argue that the values of the Jewish state and the values of the democratic state cannot co-exist. I don't believe this, and this has not been the position of the Supreme Court over the years," said Supreme Court President Miriam Naor, in addressing a conference on Jewish and Democratic Law hosted by Bar-Ilan University's Faculty of Law, which was supported by the Zahava and Moshael J. Straus Family Foundation.
Unearthing one of the top ten archaeological discoveries of 2015, BIU Land of Israel Studies & Archaeology faculty have also made some spicy discoveries about the Philistine impact on Israeli flora in antiquity.
During a recent visit to Amman, Dr. Elad Ben-Dror, of the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, steps into a souvenir shop and finds a vast gap between public and underlying attitudes toward Israel. Here's his personal account.
Where did the universe come from? Physics Prof. Nathan Aviezer explores how creation ex nihilo is now accepted as scientific fact.