Topic: Israel

Finding Balance in the Middle East Means Holding Everyone Accountable, Including Ourselves

Aug. 8, 2014
Finding Balance in the Middle East Means Holding Everyone Accountable, Including Ourselves

America has given a lot to Israel. Since the end of the 1970s, Israel has received more American aid than any other country, in excess of $100 billion, and U.S. citizens have offered consistent public support for Israeli muscle-flexing in the name of security, democracy and free markets.

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Mathematician Luis Caffarelli Wins Prestigious Wolf Prize

Jan. 13, 2012

Mathematician Luis Caffarelli has been named a winner of Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize.

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Science in the headlamp

Nov. 8, 2011
Jamie Austin (in the burnt orange shirt) stands with the crew of the Exploration Vessel Nautilus in summer 2001.

Institute for Geophysics research scientist Jamie Austin explores the sea with a live global audience. Join his next expedition online.

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Explorers Invite Public to Join Historic Ocean Expedition Online

Nov. 3, 2011

Explorer Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic in 1985, is partnering with scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and other institutions to webcast a live scientific expedition to the eastern Mediterranean Nov. 10-18. People around the world will be able to view live video feeds and submit questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week as the scientists use remotely operated vehicles to map the seafloor, study underwater volcanoes, investigate unusual life forms, explore shipwrecks and more.

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The diary of a WWI teenage soldier

March 18, 2010
The diary of a WWI teenage soldier

The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies has made available online the diary of a World War I teenage soldier in the British Army's Jewish Legion in Palestine. The chronicles of Jack Liss, who later became a dentist in Houston, can be read in the original Yiddish or as an English translation.

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