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Bloomberg-Sagol Center for City Leadership at TAU announces inaugural class

The Bloomberg-Sagol Center for City Leadership at Tel Aviv University (TAU) has announced the first 20 mayors and municipal heads from across Israel that will participate in an intensive, yearlong executive education and training program that will equip them with the tools and skills to deliver better and more equitable public services to residents, strengthen… Read More

Antisemitism in 2021: War and Covid-19 catalyzed global uptick

Antisemitic incidents dramatically increased over the past year in almost all countries with large Jewish populations, according to the Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2021 published by The Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University (TAU). Released annually on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the report is based on dozens of… Read More

Book by TAU researchers published in Abu Dhabi

For the first time since the signing of the Abraham Accords, an Israeli research book has been published in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE’s largest public research institute, the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, has published Zionism in Arab Discourse by Professor Uriya Shavit, Head of the… Read More

Kantor Center’s annual review sees positive trends in the fight against antisemitism

The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University (TAU) today released its inaugural report on Positive Trends in Fighting Antisemitism and Radicalization Around the World, including recommendations for policies and activities that can enhance these trends. The report was presented today to President of Israel Isaac Herzog at a… Read More

TAU and Israeli Air Force launch air and space power center

Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the Israeli Air Force (IAF) announced the establishment of the joint Elrom Center, which will harness scientific knowledge to advance various areas related to air and space power in Israel. It is the first center of its kind in Israel in this area of research. The inauguration ceremony was held… Read More

Joint Israeli/Emirati water research institute to open in Abu Dhabi

A first-of-its-kind agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi on June 1 to launch a joint Israeli-Emirati Water Research Institute. The institute is being established as part of a strategic commercial collaboration between Watergen, an Israeli water-from-air technology company, and Baynunah, a sister company of Al Dahra Group, an Emirati agriculture group that specializes in food… Read More

After five years, over 450 international organizations have adopted the Working Definition of Antisemitism

A new study from the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University has revealed that more than 450 leading organizations, including 28 countries, have adopted or endorsed the Working Definition of Antisemitism over the past 5 years. The Definition was formulated and officially adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance… Read More

TAU’s Kantor Center reports decrease in anti-Semitic physical violence but increase in desecrations of synagogues and graveyards

The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University has published its annual Anti-Semitism Report which summarizes anti-Semitism incidents for 2020. The findings were announced today in advance of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The report, which covered the year of the pandemic lockdown, revealed contradictory trends,… Read More