Can Israel and Jordan Cooperate to Save the dying Dead Sea?
Dr. Michael Wine

Our U.S. Postdoctoral Fellow at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Dr. Michael Wine, is quoted in a National Geographic article about the decreasing Sea of Galilee, following his research (co-author) published this September in the journal Science of the Total Environment, entitled "Agriculture, Diversions, and Drought Shrinking Galilee Sea". Read the full National Geographic article HERE.


Prof. Hossam Haick, Fulbright fellow and board member, was awarded the European Commission “Innovation Prize”
חוסאם חאיק- פרס חדשנות

Congratulations to our Board member and Fulbright fellow, Prof. Hossam Haick for receiving the European Commission “Innovation Prize”, a new prize which was awarded in Lisbon on November 21, at The European Forum of Electronic Components and Systems (EFECS). He won the prize for his SNIFFPHONE system.

Prof. Haick was a 2004 Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow at Caltech - California Institute of Technology, and is now a Professor at the Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

To read more about the award, click here.

Photo by: Simon Pugh Photography

Congratulations to our Fulbright alumnus George Deek, Israel's next Ambassador to Azerbaijan
ג'ורג' דיק

Congratulations to our Fulbright alumnus George Deek, Israel's next Ambassador to Azerbaijan.

Attorney Deek was a 2015 Fulbright Outreach Program Fellow at Georgetown University.

To read the Ynet article about his appointment, click here.

Photo taken from George Deek Twitter page.

Professor Steven Ross will visit the Center for the Study of the United States at Tel Aviv University this week
Steve Ross

This week at the Center for the Study of the United States at Tel Aviv University, Professor Steven Ross from the University of Southern California, will lecture about his new book and speak with students and faculty. Both events will be held in English.


Fulbright Alumnus Professor Alon Chen Elected Next President of the Weizmann Institute of Science
Alon Chen

Congratulations to Professor Alon Chen, our Fulbright alumnus, for being chosen as the next president of the Weizmann Institute of Science. 

Professor Chen was a 2001 Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California.

Read the full announcement by the Weizmann Institute.

Photo taken from the Weizmann Institute website.

Overuse, Not Global Warming, is Main Reason the Sea of Galilee is Shrinking
Agriculture, diversions, and drought shrinking Galilee Sea

September issue of The Science of the total environment, will include an article by our Post Doctoral fellow Dr. Michael Wine, presenting an evidence that overuse, not global warming, is the main reason the Sea of Galilee is shrinking.

To read the full article.

"I have had exactly what Fulbright intended me to have: a truly immersive experience."
Yasmine Konheim Kalkstein

Read our alumni Yasmine Kalkstein (US Senior Scholar, 2017) article at Inside Higher Ed

"Israel should invest more in its collaboration with US"

“If you are looking at the top international university rankings, eight out of 10 are in the US." An interview with our Executive Director Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla at the JPost

Our new clip is out!

Defining Antisemitism
Police is seen at the site of an attack near a synagogue in Gothenburg, Sweden December 9, 2017. (photo credit: TT NEWS AGENCY/ADAM IHSE/VIA REUTERS)

"The working definition’s strength is its controversial recognition of contemporary antisemitism’s principal preoccupation – the Jewish state," writes 2017 U.S. Senior Scholar, Professor Amy R. Elman, in a JPost Opinion article. Elman is a Fulbright Fellow at the Comper Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Antisemitism and Racism at the University of Haifa and a Professor of Political Science at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. Read the article HERE.

Photo taken from JPost article.