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January 14th, 2023 | 100 Days in Captivity






























At noon today in Israel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem joined numerous organizations, universities, and companies across the country in a 100-minute economic pause. This collective action aimed to express solidarity with the 136 hostages held in Gaza for 100 days following the tragic Hamas attack.

Our symbolic pause represented the commitment of the Israeli workforce to support the hostages and their families.


Classes were suspended, and students, faculty, and staff actively participated.

As a poignant gesture, 100 yellow balloons were released across our four campuses, symbolizing hope for the swift and safe return of the abductees.

Prof. Asher Cohen, President of the Hebrew University, urged the Israeli government and international community to ensure the safe return of the hostages, emphasizing the ongoing pain endured by Israeli families.

Shai Dickman, cousin of Carmel Gat, a graduate student abducted in Gaza, emphasized the urgency for the return of over 100 abductees and called for action before it's too late.

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December 10th, 2023 | Israeli Majority Opposes Gaza Annexation



The Gaza War Omnibus by Agam Labs at Hebrew University of Jerusalem unveils its series of surveys. Each survey represents a comprehensive exploration within a diverse cross-section of Israeli society. These successive studies meticulously capture the evolving sentiments and perspectives of the Israeli public, offering frequent snapshots of attitudes and feelings prevalent across various segments of the community.


Rooted in a robust and inclusive sampling methodology, these findings showcase the dynamic responses and viewpoints emerging amidst the ongoing conflict.


The series of surveys intricately trace the fluid developments and shifting public sentiment throughout the duration of the 2023 Gaza War, providing a detailed and updated understanding of the ever-evolving landscape of attitudes within the Israeli public sphere.


This sample mirrors the demographic makeup of Israeli adult society, encompassing a diverse range of factors including gender, age, levels of religiosity, geographical location, political affiliations, and voter turnout in the recent elections for the 25th Knesset. Notably, all respondents actively participated in multiple prior assessments throughout the campaign's evolution, facilitating a comprehensive exploration of fundamental perspectives and changes within this cohort.


* The survey was conducted before the events of December 15th in which three Israeli hostages were tragically and mistakenly killed by the IDF in Gaza.




Gaza - A significant majority of Israelis, 56%, oppose annexing and resettling Gaza, while 33% support such a move, and 11% remain uncertain about their stance on this issue. This sentiment underscores a prevalent viewpoint among the Israeli populace regarding the annexation and resettlement proposal for Gaza.


Regarding the control of Gaza post-war, public opinion exhibits a diverse range of perspectives. Approximately 23% advocate for moderate Arab countries to oversee Gaza, while 22% support the notion of Israeli military rule. Another 18% favor an international force assuming control, with an equal proportion of 18% leaning towards the idea of Israel annexing Gaza. Additionally, 7% advocate for holding elections in Gaza, while 11% express support for the Palestinian Authority taking control of the region. This spectrum of opinions highlights the complexity and divergence in viewpoints regarding Gaza's future governance.


War Objectives - Regarding the conditions determining the conclusion of the first and primary phase of military action, opinions vary. Approximately 36% believe this stage should conclude only after the eradication of the Hamas government. Meanwhile, 23% advocate for the return of all hostages as the decisive factor, while an equal proportion of 23% emphasize the elimination of the Hamas’ military wing. Additionally, 6% express the view eliminating the Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar is essential, and 8% consider the elimination of the threat of rockets attacking Israel as a pivotal factor for concluding this phase. These diverse perspectives illustrate the multifaceted considerations influencing perceptions of when this stage of military action should cease.


Humanitarian Aid - Regarding humanitarian aid amidst the war with the Hamas, 40% of Israelis stand against permitting humanitarian assistance into Gaza, while 37% support such aid initiatives. Additionally, 23% remain uncertain or do not have a definitive stance on the matter.


Hostages57% of Israelis support reaching an agreement to release the hostages – of these 41% agree to releasing terrorists and 16% propose reducing the IDF military action. Moreover, 23% oppose any negotiations, and 20% remain undecided."


Gun License - Recently, the Israeli government has relaxed regulations pertaining to gun licenses, extending eligibility to individuals outside the security forces. Among Jewish Israelis, 36% express support for this measure, while 27% oppose it, and 37% remain undecided. In contrast, among Arab Israelis, 65% oppose this policy, with 30% unsure, and only 5% in support.


Researchers: Nimrod Nir and Nimrod Zeldin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Asaf Shapira, Tel Aviv University




The Gaza War Omnibus – December 10th 2023, was prepared by Agam Labs at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The survey was conducted via the internet and by telephone between December 7-9, 2023 with 1,524 men and women in Hebrew and 334 in Arabic, consisting of a nationally representative sample of the adult population in Israel aged 18 and above. Notably, these individuals had actively participated in various prior assessments conducted since the onset of the campaign. The margin of sampling error stands at +4.2%, affirming a confidence level of 99%. Field work was carried out by iPanel. The full data file can be found at:

The Hebrew University calls on the international community to make every effort to secure the safe return of all the hostages.

December 18th, 2023 | Hebrew University Mourns the Passing of Eitan Naeh (z"l)











The Hebrew University of Jerusalem deeply grieves the passing of Eitan Naeh (z"l), a dedicated student in our pre-academic, ultra-orthodox program, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty in the Gaza Strip.

Our hearts go out to Eitan's family and classmates as they navigate through this incredibly challenging time.

May his memory be a source of strength and comfort to those who knew him. 🕯️

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December 7th, 2023 | Israeli University Heads' Response to Congressional Hearing

The Association of University Heads in Israel issued a public statement in response to the answers given by the presidents of Harvard, University of Pennsylvania and MIT at this week's Congressional hearing:


"The university presidents' failure to provide a firm stance in dealing with instances of anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli sentiment on many campuses in the United States is alarming. Apologies and expressions of regret are not enough; what is required are clear and decisive actions." 

🔗 For the full letter >> 

December 11th, 2023 | Podcast on "Hope in Conflict" with HUJI's Dr. Oded Adomi Leshem


Dive into an intriguing podcast on "Hope in Conflict" featuring Dr. Oded Adomi Leshem, a political psychologist from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Amid current struggles in the Middle East, Dr. Leshem discusses the crucial role of hope in navigating conflicts.

🔗 Check out this insightful conversation >> 

December 11th, 2023 | Academic Year Will Start on December 31


The Hebrew University, along with Israeli research universities, announces the start of the 2024 academic year on December 31, 2023, reflecting our commitment to Israel’s future amid challenges.

This decision follows discussions with the IDF, resulting in detailed plans for a return to studies. A diverse range of adjustments, including tailored solutions for reservists, ensures no one is left behind.

Wishing everyone a successful year, to the extent possible, we are committed to maintaining calm and secure campuses. Our goal is to foster an environment conducive to teaching, learning and research for the benefit of our students and the State of Israel.

As we prepare for the opening, expect updates on orientation days and organizational details in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for further information.

December 10th, 2023 | Eyal Meir Berkowitz (z"l) 


It is with deep sorrow that we share the news of the passing of Eyal Meir Berkowitz (z"l), a second-year student at the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, who lost his life in battle in the Gaza Strip.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and classmates during this difficult time.

May his memory be a blessing. 🕯️

November 28th, 2023 | Released from Captivity: The Brodetz Family


The Hebrew University is overjoyed with the return of Avichai Brodetz's family.

Avichai, an alumnus of the Hebrew University's Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Rehovot, was finally reunited with his wife Hagar and his three children Ofri (10 years old), Yuval (8 years old) and Oriya (4.5 years old) who returned home after 51 days of being held captive by the Hamas in Gaza.

We continue to pray for the safe return of all the kidnapped and missing.

November 26th, 2023 | Released from Captivity: Dr. Haran Shoshan

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The Hebrew University rejoices at the return of Dr. Shoshan Haran after enduring 50 days in captivity under Hamas in Gaza.


Dr. Haran, a distinguished graduate of the Robert H. Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Environment in Rehovot, is the founder of the FairPlanet organization, dedicated to providing vegetable seeds to farmers in Africa. Additionally, she contributes to research in the Hebrew University's Glocal International Development Studies program.

Tragically, Dr. Haran was abducted on the seventh of October, along with six other family members, from their home in Kibbutz Be'eri. Thankfully, as of last night, Dr. Haran was released from Hamas' captivity and returned to Israel alongside five of her family members; her daughter, Adi Shoham, her granddaughters Yahel (3 years old) and Nave (8 years old), her sister in law Sharon Avigdori and her daughter Noam Avigdori. 

However, the family's ordeal is not over, as Shoshan's son-in-law, Tal Shoham, remains captive. We continue to fervently pray for his safe return.

November 19th, 2023 | Tomorrow: Hybrid lecture on Gaza War by Prof. Arie Kacowicz

Discover insights into the ongoing Swords of Iron War, in a hybrid lecture led by Prof. Arie Kacowicz, a tenured Professor of International Relations at the Hebrew University.

Date: Monday, November 20th

Time: 19:00

Location: Artichoke Pub, Hahagana 21, Jerusalem (in-person) or via Zoom – please register here in advance:

Join Prof. Kacowicz as he explores the nuances of this historical conflict, uncovers its nature, delves into events leading to key moments, and provides broader global perspectives, engaging in a discussion on the political landscape, international context, and potential implications.


Prof. Kacowicz will also reflect on 'The Day After' and how wars might become catalysts for peace.


Don't miss this eye-opening lecture, organized by the Office of Student Life at Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School!

November 14th, 2023 | Important Update: Delaying Beginning of Academic Year


In response to the current wartime situation and the significant number of students and faculty serving in the reserves, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has decided to delay the start of the academic year.

As of now, the academic year is scheduled to commence
no earlier than December 24, 2023.

This decision reflects our commitment to stand in support of the student community, including reservists and their partners, as well as residents of conflict zones who have been evacuated from their homes. This support extends to families who have experienced the loss, kidnapping, or injury of their loved ones.

Hebrew University, alongside other research universities in Israel, is dedicated to supporting our reservists and assisting all residents of the State of Israel through various local and national programs. Our goal is to ensure that the academic year stays on track with two full semesters. If necessary, we may extend the academic year into the summer.

The University will provide students with a
two-week notice before the semester begins, facilitating a smooth transition back into regular routines and academic schedules.

In alignment with the Israeli Ministry of Health's request and to maintain the seamless functioning of Israel's health system, specific arrangements will be implemented for medical students in the clinical study stages.

November 12th, 2023 | Coping with Burnout in Wartime: 7 Practical Strategies

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Amid the ongoing war in Israel, here are seven practical strategies for us all to navigate burnout:

  1.  Focus on core issues at home and work. Prioritize what's truly important and urgent, letting go of the rest.

  2. Establish a new routine - an "emergency routine" - to maintain a sense of control with regular activities. 

  3. Carve out "mental safe spaces" daily for activities like breathing exercises, meditation, or prayer. 

  4. Stay connected to loved ones for emotional support. Resilience thrives on community and asking for help when needed. 

  5. Limit exposure to traumatic information. Stay informed but avoid constant news consumption and distressing visuals. 

  6. Incorporate simple physical exercises like walking and stretching to relieve tension and improve mood. 

  7. Ensure a daily laugh, even if brief. Let go of guilt and shame. Remember: "With a broken heart but a straight back! We will get through this together."


Better days will come.


Crafted with insights from HUJI's Human Resources Division, because your well-being matters.

November 5th, 2023 | Hebrew University Raises NIS 15M in 3 Weeks for Scholarships and Aid for Reservist Students and Residents of Gaza Envelope & North

Jerusalem, Israel — November 5, 2023 — In response to recent events, the Hebrew University is proud to announce the establishment of a dedicated fund aimed at supporting students serving in the reserves, residents of the Gaza envelope affected by a recent terrorist attack, and evacuees from the northern region. Within just three weeks, the university has successfully raised NIS 15 million for this critical cause.

The scholarships from this fund are designed to provide much-needed assistance to our students who find themselves on the frontlines in Gaza, the North, and the West Bank. This initiative is part of the university's unwavering commitment to supporting its students during challenging times.


To alleviate the immediate financial burdens faced by our students, the Hebrew University had previously announced that dormitory rent for students called up to serve in the reserves would be cancelled, and a 20% discount on dormitory fees would be provided to other students residing in dormitories during October and November.


Professor Asher Cohen, President of the Hebrew University, stated, "We are unwavering in our commitment to support the 4,000 male and female students who have answered the call to serve their country. We will do everything in our power to ensure our students integrate well in the upcoming school year, with a focus on adapting their educational experience to the unique challenges they face. Concurrently, we are working diligently to establish an aid program for the rehabilitation of residents in the affected areas of the north and the Gaza envelope. These are challenging days, marked by anxiety and uncertainty. The university is determined to be a beacon of hope and to make an unequivocal promise to our university community that better days lie ahead. We are confident in our ability to prevail in the face of the current difficulties and continue our mission of building a better and more just world."



In addition, the Hebrew University has been actively involved in contributing to the national effort since the onset of the war, extending a warm welcome to evacuee families and providing support in various capacities:


Accommodation and Education for Evacuee Families: The university has opened its campuses from Eilat to Mount Scopus in Jerusalem to house families from both southern and northern regions who have been displaced due to the conflict.


Support for Gaza Envelope Region Residents: The Inter-University Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat has organized activities for over 300 residents from the Gaza envelope region who have found refuge in the city.


Faculty Involvement in Agriculture and Education: Faculty members actively support agricultural farms in the southern region of the country by engaging in agricultural work. They also contribute to the community by delivering lectures and organizing diverse activities in the vacated hotels. Additionally, the university has donated approximately 450 computers to benefit children in the southern region.


Public Engagement with Webinars and Workshops: The university consistently hosts webinars and workshops on pertinent subjects for the broader public.


Medical, Dental, and Legal Aid: Students and faculty from the Faculty of Medicine have launched an assistance program to support hospital departments affected by staff shortages during the ongoing war. The Faculty of Dentistry offers complimentary dental first-aid services to evacuees from the southern regions and members of the security forces. Additionally, the Clinical Center at the Faculty of Law extends support, advice, and legal information to the community addressing a variety of legal matters arising from the Iron Swords War.


The Hebrew University is dedicated to the well-being of its students and the surrounding community and will continue to provide support and assistance during these challenging times.

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November 2nd, 2023 | New Report: Half of Israelis Volunteered in First Two Weeks of Iron Swords War

New Report Reflects the Vital Role of Civil Society and Volunteers in the Early Phase of the Iron Swords War: 
Half of Israelis Volunteered in the First Two Weeks


[Jerusalem. Israel] – The Institute for the Study of Civil Society and Philantropy in Israel at Hebrew University is pleased to release a comprehensive report on "Civil Society Engagement in Israel During the Iron Swords War: Emerging Trends and Preliminary Insights." This landmark report offers an in-depth analysis of the exceptional civil engagement and volunteerism witnessed in Israel during the initial two weeks of the October 2023 War.

Defending Our Home

The Iron Swords War was triggered by a heinous terrorist attack on Israeli civilians, launching a massive mobilization effort aimed at bolstering the nation. In response, civil society rallied under the banner of "Defending Our Home," setting aside pre-existing social divisions. The collaborative report, authored by experts at Hebrew University, examines the remarkable civil initiatives, volunteerism, and philanthropic contributions that played a pivotal role in addressing urgent needs and challenges during this critical period.


During the first two weeks of the war, civil initiatives demonstrated their remarkable ability to address the urgent needs and pressing challenges that arose within Israeli society. These initiatives played a pivotal role in executing crucial tasks such as rescue operations, evacuations, temporary shelter provision, and the distribution of vital food and medical supplies. Additionally, they provided invaluable psychological support to those affected, emphasizing the power of grassroots efforts in times of crisis.


Students from Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment volunteering

at Meshek Yemini, South of Ashkelon during the Iron Swords War

Key Highlights:

  • Diverse Civil Initiatives: The report highlights over a thousand civil initiatives that emerged across Israel, encompassing a wide range of activities. These initiatives included the rescue and evacuation of civilians, animals, and provision of essential supplies, as well as support for bereaved families and those who went missing during the conflict.


  • Local and Affiliated Groups: Local and affiliated groups played a significant role in addressing the specific needs of their communities, providing temporary accommodation to evacuees and extending their support beyond their local borders.


  • Unprecedented Volunteerism: 48.6% of the Israeli population engaged in volunteering during the war, a notable increase from the rate observed during the Covid-19 crisis (33%). Notably, volunteerism cut across all age groups, genders, and religious affiliations. In particular, the rate of volunteerism among the Arab Israeli population during the war reached 29%, a notable rise from the 19% recorded during the Covid-19 crisis.


  • Spontaneous Volunteers: A substantial majority of volunteers (28%) during the war were newcomers to volunteering efforts, underscoring the widespread participation of citizens who had not volunteered before the conflict. These newcomers were predominantly secular and had above-average incomes.


  • Primary Volunteer Activities: The most prominent volunteer activities included collecting, packing, and distributing food and equipment, transportation of people, food, and equipment, assisting security forces, participating in outreach activities through social networks, and offering essential aid to evacuees.


  • Volunteers and Donations: Many volunteers integrated their efforts with financial contributions, participating in voluntary initiatives and crowdfunding campaigns, highlighting the synergy between volunteerism and philanthropy.


  • Inclusivity: Unlike the predominantly youth-driven volunteering seen during the Covid-19 crisis, individuals of all age groups participated actively. Notably, 46% of those aged 18-35, 52% of those aged 35-55, and 52% of those above 55 engaged in volunteering. Impressively, volunteerism transcended gender and religious boundaries. The use of technology for digital volunteering extended the reach to remote and mobility-limited populations, underscoring the adaptability and inclusivity of these volunteer efforts.


  • Remarkable Financial Mobilization: Israel witnessed a swift and substantial mobilization of financial resources, surpassing levels observed during prior military operations. Notably, support poured in from North American Jewry and Jewish federations, with donations estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.


Unified Response to Pressing Needs

The report underscores the importance of effective coordination between civil organizations and government bodies to ensure a unified response to pressing needs. It also suggests that civil organizations can evolve into a valuable support force for government activities during ongoing combat operations.


The Institute for the Study of Civil Society and Philanthropy in Israel at Hebrew University extends its gratitude to the numerous organizations and individuals who contributed to this assessment.


November 1st, 2023 | Open Letter from the Association of University Heads, Israel

                                                                                                                                                                November 1, 2023

Dear Colleagues,

We, the leaders of Israeli universities and research institutions, write to express deep concern over the discourse emanating from academia following the devastating Hamas attack on Israel on October 7 and the inadequate response, in many cases, by academic leadership.

On that darkest of days, in a tragedy unprecedented in Israel's 75-year history, the Hamas terrorists infiltrated into the country and murdered more than 1,400 people, including infants, children, students, and senior citizens —Jewish, Muslim, and Christian alike. The attack also included the abduction of 240 civilians of all ages into Gaza; additional missing persons have not yet been identified and accounted for. In the aftermath of these horrific events, we find it disturbing that certain narratives from academic institutions misrepresent the situation, or, in the worst cases, actively target Israelis and Jews.

We find ourselves facing a war on two fronts: one against the atrocities of Hamas, and another in the global arena of public opinion. Regrettably, we have noticed an alarming trend in which Israel, despite its right to self-defense, is mischaracterized as an oppressor. This is a false equivalence between the actions of a murderous terrorist organization and a sovereign state's right to defend its citizens, which unfortunately results in the loss of innocent Palestinian lives. Any attempt to justify or equivocate Hamas’s brutal and grotesque actions is intellectually and morally indefensible.

It’s unsettling to note that many college campuses have become breeding grounds for anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiments, largely fueled by a naïve and biased understanding of the conflict. It is ironic that the very halls of enlightenment in America and Europe, ostensibly the bastions of intellectual and progressive thought that are your campuses, have adopted Hamas as the cause célèbre while Israel is demonized. Universities, as hubs of enlightenment and rational discourse, must take responsibility for the views they perpetuate.

There is no moral equivalency here. Let’s be clear: Hamas shares no values with any Western academic institution. Hamas is an organization that has repeatedly pledged to annihilate Israel and its people.

Its ideology is antithetical to the values of human life and the liberal values we hold dear. Hamas funnels international aid into armament rather than to the welfare of its citizens. While Israel uses its weapons to shield its citizens, Hamas uses its citizens as shields for its weapons—which it hides in hospitals, schools, and mosques. It is crucial to distinguish between Hamas’ terrorist objectives and the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people for statehood. The conflation of the two only serves to fuel hatred and ignorance.

Academic institutions stand as lighthouses in the intellectual landscape, and we ask you to illuminate them. Your roles as leaders of these institutions confer upon you an extraordinary responsibility: to guide the moral and ethical development of your students, to imbue them with the ability to think critically and to discern the nuances that separate right from wrong. Freedom of speech is a cornerstone of academic freedom, but it should not be manipulated to legitimize hate speech or to justify violence.

We urge you to delineate the boundaries between constructive discourse and destructive propaganda, and promote evidence-based, nuanced thinking that challenges simplistic narratives. Expose the falsity of justifications for acts of terror; expose and condemn disingenuous statements; and reject hypocritical voices that justify murder, rape, and destruction in the name of “resistance”.

Moreover, we expect that Israeli and Jewish students and faculty on university and college campuses will be accorded the same respect and protections as any other minority. The principles of inclusivity and campus safety must unequivocally extend to include Israeli and Jewish members of your academic communities. Just as it would be unthinkable for an academic institution to extend free speech protections to groups targeting other protected classes, so too should demonstrations that call for our destruction and glorify violence against Jews be explicitly prohibited and condemned.

What the world witnessed on October 7 were not methods to help disadvantaged peoples build better futures for themselves. The events of this terrible day should be taken as a wake-up call to all of the dangers of nihilistic organizations like Hamas and ISIS that represent the very opposite of freedom and liberty.

As leaders of Israeli universities, we have been heartened by clear statements of solidarity and support for Israel, which are, at their heart, statements in solidarity with humanity, enlightenment, and progress. At the same time, we are calling for a sea change in clarity and truth in academia on the matter of Israel’s war against Hamas, so that light will triumph over dark, now and always.


Prof. Arie Zaban, President of Bar-Ilan University. Chairperson of Association of University Heads – VERA

Prof. Daniel A. Chamovitz, President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Prof. Alon Chen, President of Weizmann Institute of Science

Prof. Asher Cohen, President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Leo Corry, President of the Open University of Israel

Prof. Ehud Grossman, President of Ariel University

Prof. Ariel Porat, President of Tel-Aviv University

Prof. Ron Robin, President of University of Haifa

Prof. Uri Sivan, President of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology 

October 31st, 2023

WEBINAR: Fighting for the Israeli Hostages: The Hebrew University Law Clinics at Work













Join us on Sunday, November 5th to hear firsthand how Hebrew University’s legal clinics

are assisting families of those taken hostage by Hamas during the recent terrorist attacks.

When and where?

Date: Sunday, November 5 | Time: 19:00 IT / 18:00 CET


Please register in advance:

Hear from our distinguished faculty members:

Prof. Yuval Shany, Hersch Lauterpacht, Chair in Public International Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Dr. Shiran Reichenberg, Adv., Executive Director, Clinical Legal Education Center, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Tomer Broude, Dean of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law, and Bessie and Michael Greenblatt, Q.C., Chair in Public and International Law

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October 26th, 2023

International Experts Unite to Demand Immediate Release of Abducted Israeli Children


[Jerusalem, October 26th] – Over 1,000 leading experts from various fields, including social work, psychology, criminology, law, medicine, and public policy, have joined their voices to urgently call upon the international community to take immediate action in securing the release of Israeli abducted children. The experts believe that every moment that passes increases the risk of irreversible damage to the lives of these innocent children.

Read the complete letter: urgent-call-for-release-kidnapped-children.pdf (

Prominent figures among the signatories include:

Prof. Jack Shonkoff, a renowned Professor of Child Health and Development at Harvard University.


Prof. Judith Lewis Herman, a distinguished expert in Trauma at Harvard School of Medicine and author of "Trauma and Recovery."


Prof. Edward Tronick, a leading authority in developmental psychology and mother-child interactions.


Prof. Alicia Liberman, a world-leading psychologist in childhood trauma from the University of California, San Francisco.


Prof. Charles Zina, the Chair of Psychiatry at Tulane University, specializing in infant, child, and adolescent mental health.


Prof. Astrid Berg, President of the World Association of Infant Mental Health at the University of Cape Town.


Prof. Avshalom Caspi, a globally recognized Israeli-American psychologist at Duke University, known for groundbreaking studies on childhood violence's effects on development.


Prof. Eli Leibowitz, a world-leading expert in child anxiety at Yale School of Medicine.


These experts hail from a diverse range of countries, including Israel, the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Germany, Holland, Italy, Norway, Brazil, and Argentina. Many of them hold positions in esteemed institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Duke, Columbia, and UCL.


In their impassioned letter addressed to world leaders, the international community, and UN Secretary-General, the experts stress the critical need for the immediate release of the kidnapped children. They highlight the detrimental and potentially irreparable consequences that the children's current situation poses to their lives. The abducted children have been subjected to witnessing horrific and murderous acts, and their current circumstances further imperil their physical and mental well-being.


The letter is a collaborative effort between a group of Israeli academics and the Hostages and Missing Families Forum.


For further information, contact:

Prof. Tali Gal, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, +972 54-484-9711,


Dr. Cigal Knei Paz, School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, +972 54-559-4108


Prof. Tirtsa Joels, Department of Psychology, Haifa University, +972-52-6902166


Liat Bell Sommer, Spokesperson for the Hostages and Missing Families Forum headquarters,



The Hostage and Missing Families Forum swiftly emerged within 24 hours following the horrific event on October 7th, where thousands of innocent civilians were ruthlessly murdered and taken captive by Hamas. This dedicated volunteer-driven forum has a singular mission: reuniting the hostages with their families. The forum provides comprehensive support to affected families, combining both emotional and professional assistance to aid them in their unwavering quest to bring their loved ones back home. With a formidable presence comprising thousands of volunteers and supporters, the forum comprises not only friends and family members but also prominent figures from the realms of security, law, media, and diplomacy.

October 25th, 2023

HU Webinar: Israel-Gaza-Lebanon: Where Are We Going?

For nearly three weeks, Israel has grappled with confrontations from both the south and, more recently, the north. What does it mean for Israel to engage on two fronts? And could there be yet another arena to the east?

Join us for an insightful Hebrew University Zoom Webinar titled "Israel-Gaza-Lebanon: Where Are We Going?," on Sunday, 29th October 2023 18:30 IT (/17:30 CET), featuring our distinguished faculty members:












  • DR. OR (ORI) RABINOWITZ - a senior lecturer at the International Relations Department of the Hebrew University and a visiting associate professor of Israel Studies at Stanford. She received her Ph.D. from King’s College London, where she received the prestigious Chevening scholarship, awarded by the British Foreign Office. She researches nuclear proliferation, intelligence studies, and U.S.-Israel relations at the Hebrew University. Her book 'Bargaining on Nuclear Tests' which focuses on nuclear proliferation bargains, was published in 2014 by Oxford University Press. She contributes analysis and think pieces to Israeli and U.S. platforms, including the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and Ha’aretz.


  • DR. DANIEL SOBELMAN - an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he teaches about coercion, war, and the international relations of the Middle East.  He is also a Research Fellow with the Middle East Initiative at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. His research revolves around asymmetric coercion, specifically in the context of contemporary Middle Eastern conflicts. Daniel is currently completing a book manuscript on asymmetric deterrence and "rules of the game" as exemplified in conflicts involving "resistance" actors in the region, including Hezbollah, Iran, Hamas, and Yemen's Houthi rebels.


  • DR. GUY LARON - a senior lecturer at the International Relations Department of the Hebrew University. Previously, he was a visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University, a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford, and a term fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC (2022-2023). He is the author of two books: "Origins of the Suez Crisis" and "The Six-Day War." His op-eds and stories have appeared in the Guardian, the Nation, History Today, Haaretz, Le Monde Diplomatique, and the American Prospect.


  • PROF. YORAM Z. HAFTEL (Moderator) - the Giancarlo Elia Valori Chair in the Study of Peace and Regional Cooperation in the Department of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research agenda touches on the sources, design, and effects of international organizations (IOs) and international investment agreements (IIAs). He has published a book on the relationships between the institutionalization of regional economic organizations (REOs) and regional peace. His recent work examines such topics as the evolution of the global investment regime, the effect of economic crises on IO durability and performance, and the relationships between overlap and authority of IOs.

These experts will share their insights on this critical topic, offering diverse perspectives and engaging in stimulating discussions.

Date: Sunday, October 29th
Time: 18:30 IT | 17:30 CET
Please register in advance:


Mark your calendar and register now!

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October 24th, 2023

Important Update: Delayed Start of 2024 Academic Year due to Ongoing State of War

Announcement by the Hebrew University | October 24th, 2023












Due to the ongoing state of war and the high proportion of students and faculty serving as reserve recruits, the commencement of the 2024 academic year will be delayed. All research universities will begin the semester in conjunction with the release of reserve recruits, but no earlier than December 3, 2023. A two-week advance notice will be provided prior to the resumption of regular activities and academic programs, marking the official start of the semester.

Since the onset of the conflict, tens of thousands of students and faculty members have been mobilized, constituting an estimated 30% of the total student population at universities. The Committee of Heads of Research Universities is committed to supporting these recruits, along with all residents of the State of Israel, through various local and national initiatives. With the explicit objective of minimizing the impact on the student community—which includes reservists, their spouses, residents of conflict zones who have been evacuated, and families who have lost or had loved ones kidnapped or injured—we announce the postponement of the 2024 academic year.

The winter semester will begin in alignment with the process of releasing reserve recruits, but will not commence before December 3, 2023. A two-week advance notice will be provided to facilitate the transition back to regular routines and academic courses, at which point studies will resume.

It is our intention to ensure that the academic year proceeds in full, comprising two complete semesters. Should the need arise, the academic calendar may be extended into the summer months. Decisions regarding the specific structure of the academic year will be determined by individual universities.


October 17th, 2023










The Hebrew University is joining in on the national initiative to volunteer and assist the Israeli community through the 2023 Israel-Hamas war. Here's an overview over the vast number of activities that have been launched:


Assistance to Families of hostages and of missing people

The Clinical Legal Education Center in the Faculty of Law submitted an urgent appeal on behalf of the Hostages and Missing Families Forum to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. In its appeal, the International Human Rights Clinic demanded that the UN take urgent action to obtain information about abductees and missing persons kidnapped by Hamas, and advance efforts for their safe release. The Clinic also submitted an appeal to the UN’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of the Hostages and Missing Families Forum in which it urged the Working Group to issue an urgent appeal for Hamas to reveal and clarify the fate and whereabouts of every person abducted by it or any other organization within the Gaza Strip. In cooperation with Bizchut – The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities, the University’s Center for Disability Studies, and 23 disability advocacy organizations in Israel, the Clinic submitted a third appeal to the International Committee of the Red Cross calling for the Committee’s urgent action to free all those - including individuals with disabilities - kidnapped by Hamas and being held in the Gaza Strip.

Assistance to bereaved families of fallen soldiers 

Logistical support for funerals held at the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem.

Establishing a school and kindergarten in Jerusalem for children evacuated from the South

The Hebrew University is working the Jerusalem Municipality to establish a school and kindergarten for children evacuated from their homes in Sderot in southern Israel.

Hosting families from the South

The Beit Maiersdorf Faculty Club and guesthouse on the Mount Scopus Campus is offering to host families from the South and the families of people who have been wounded and are hospitalized in Jerusalem and nearby hospitals. Beit Bretter, part of the University’s Youth Division on the Edmond J. Safra Campus which has dormitory facilities, is already hosting such families. Beit Bretter is also providing one-on-one assistance to the Sderot evacuees.

Assistance in Hospitals

Faculty of Medicine students, with the full support of Faculty leadership, have offered to volunteer in hospital departments suffering from staff shortages due to the war. Their activities include a project by students in the various medical professions — medicine, occupational therapy, nursing, pharmacy, and biomedical sciences — to map the needs of all departments in hospitals affiliated with the Hebrew University in order to provide optimal assistance. Other student volunteers are working as physician assistants (talking blood, doing ECGs) in day clinics, and also helping to transport patients.

Occupational therapy students are busy providing professional work at rehabilitation hospitals, and also at mental health hospitals (Herzog, Eitanim and Kfar Shaul). The volunteer students are also assisting the Chairman of the National Mental Health Council, Dr. Zvi Fishel, with all matters related to mental health. The students are also providing childcare for the children of medical staff, cooking, and more.

Efforts are being made to expand the voluntary work to other hospitals, including Shaare Zedek (Jerusalem) and Kaplan (Rehovot). To date, some 300 student volunteers have been assigned to 25 departments in 5 hospitals.


Dental assistance for residents of the South and the military

The Faculty of Dental Medicine is providing first-aid treatment for evacuees from the South and members of the security forces, including in specialist areas such as pediatric dentistry, oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, and oral rehabilitation.

Assistance to the Ben-Gurion University community

The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev community has been particularly badly hit by the war. Hebrew University Psychological Services are helping, including sharing counseling and coping mechanisms used at HU with colleagues at BGU.

Provision of tools and assistance for professionals

The Magid Institute for Continuing Education is running a free workshop ‘Letting go and connecting with your forces: body, imagination, creativity’ for therapy and welfare professionals, led by Dr. Ronen Berger, an art therapist and senior lecturer who is an expert in using creative tools for stress relief. The Department of Psychology is offering a free introductory workshop in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for post-trauma. A group of educational counseling, research and therapy scholars at the Seymour Fox School of Education held a support session for 90 educators that addressed the personal upheaval that all are experiencing. The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare held sessions for some 350 social work and early childhood professionals.

Activities for children and youth

The Hebrew University-affiliated Snunit nonprofit has made its ‘Galim Pro’ platform, which contains study materials in 17 subjects, as well as special child-friendly content on mental resilience and coping emergencies, available to all schoolchildren in grades 1-9. The HU Youth Division on the Edmond J. Safra Campus is offering on-site activities for children aged 3 to 6. The activities are open to all, with priority for young evacuees from the South and those with parents in the security services.

Financial assistance

The Jerusalem School of Business Administration has set up a project to help small businesses negatively affected by the war.

Legal Assistance

The Clinical Legal Education Center at the Faculty of Law is offering assistance, guidance, and information on diverse legal issues to the general community through its Online Legal Hotline on Facebook, which it initially established during the COVID pandemic. The Hotline is overseen by lawyers and social activists who offer help with a wide range of issues such as National Insurance rights and benefits, workers’ rights, registering with the Employment Service, public housing, rental assistance, debts, the rights of people with disabilities, and dealing with government agencies.




Support for the Military: The University provided diverse logistics equipment to several military units.

Assistance in identifying those killed: Faculty of Dental Medicine volunteers are helping to identify the bodies of those killed.

Support for the Ministry of Health is being offered by the Department of Psychology.

Donation of essential equipment: the Faculty of Dental Medicine has made donations of vital equipment.

Faculty members and students volunteer and assist. Such activity includes donating blood and volunteering in civilian distribution centers set up to organize volunteer efforts such as collecting, packaging, and distributing donations of food, clothing, and other needed supplies to the military and to those who were evacuated from the South. Our community members are also volunteering to create and translate information about the situation and to send to contacts abroad for informative and advocacy purposes, and to provide lessons on Zoom for all levels and ages on a variety of school subjects and enrichment topics. Specific examples include Faculty of Humanities researchers volunteering at the "Brothers in Arms" distribution center in the South, and a faculty member emeritus in the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment coordinating a volunteer unit in a small town.  The Unit for Community Involvement at the Dean of Students office is identifying civil society organizations and initiatives requiring assistance and sharing these needs with the University community at large.



The Student Union is also working to connect students with civil society organizations in need of volunteers. Thousands of students are volunteering in various organizations, including Magen David Adom (ambulance services), HMO's, Iron Hearts, the Jerusalem distribution center, Tel Aviv Compassion, Gedera distribution center, providing editing and translation services for families of missing persons, children’s activities for evacuees from the South, and more. A group of students has taken it upon itself to attend funerals and visit the families of the bereaved. Even some students who were themselves evacuated from the South have joined volunteer efforts, including in hospitals.



The Hebrew University provides extensive assistance in multiple areas to students, staff, and faculty members serving in the reserves including financial assistance, emotional assistance and, once the academic year begins, academic assistance:

1. Support for reservists – reservists who were called up will not be charged rent for dormitory housing for the month of October. In addition, as per a decision made by all research universities in Israel, tuition payment deadlines will be postponed until after November. Further, extensive scholarships will be awarded to reservists once they resume their studies.

2. The University is in contact with, and provides assistance as needed to, families of employees who have been drafted into the reserves.

3. Supporting students and faculty who reside in the Gaza border area – the Dean of Students is in contact with each of the approximately 200 Hebrew University students who are residents of the Gaza border area – to hear their stories, to offer support, and to help them access their rights and relief efforts. Intervention and assistance will be provided as per students' requests. The Human Resources Division of the University is in similar contact with academic and administrative staff who are residents of the Gaza border area.

4. The Psychological Counseling Services of the Dean of Students office is operating a hotline for students and staff and expanding the activities of their emergency intervention team. 

5. The Director of the Psychological Counseling Services is holding meetings with students in various academic units to discuss coping mechanisms in crisis situations.

6. The University is offering crisis intervention workshops for staff as needed.

Additional activities:

1. The Dean of Students Office is supporting students and their immediate family members who were injured, killed, or captured by Hamas. This includes attending funerals, shiva, and mourning tents. The Human Resources Department similarly acts in cases affecting academic and administrative faculty members.

2. The Human Resources Department sends care packages and provides support and referrals for needed services to bereaved employees and/or their families, as well as families of those injured or missing.

3. The Hebrew University publicizes a newsletter twice a week to the University community containing webinars, podcasts, relevant HR notices, and activities for children.

5. The Hebrew University is assisting employees who have had to evacuate their residences in the South and assessing how best to help.

Coping with mental stress

1. The University is offering webinars on stress management.

2. The aCHORD Center provides free counseling to academic and administrative staff regarding  all issues related to the fragile interface between Jews and Arabs in Israel as well as at the University.

Initiatives for mutual assistance

Initiatives for mutual support are taking place within various academic units, including the Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Humanities, and the Faculty of Law. These initiatives bring together faculty, administrators, and students to support one another.

Original Source (and the most updated version going forward):


October 17th, 2023

University and college buildings across Israel, from Tel Hai in the North to Sapir in the South, were illuminated in the colors of the Israeli flag this evening (Tuesday) at 7:30 p.m., in an effort to show support for the security and rescue forces, as well as all citizens and residents of the State of Israel, which is undergoing a continuous war.



According to the initiative's organizers, "Our hearts go out to the families of those who have been brutally murdered, wounded, kidnapped, captured, and those still missing."

There are many faculty members and students who have been called up for military service, with the entire country being mobilized and taking part in fighting or strengthening the Home Front.

Educational institutions want to make sure they know we are always behind them, thinking of and worrying about them, and we are praying for their safe return home!

"May this light illuminate your path and inspire hope among all of Israel."

The higher education institutions that took part in this gesture are: Ben Gurion University of the Negev, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Bar-Ilan University, Reichman University, University of Haifa, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, The Open University of Israel, Ariel University, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, Sapir College, SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering, Ono Academic College, Azrieli College of Engineering in Jerusalem, Hadassah Academic College Jerusalem, Efrata- college of education, Shenkar - Engineering. Design. Art., The Academic college of Law and Science, Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Achva Academic College, AFEKA The Academic College of Engineering in Tel Aviv, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts, Beit Berl College, Braude College of Engineering, Karmiel, Kinneret Academic College, Yezreel Valley College, Zefat Academic College, Western Galilee College, Tel-Hai College.

October 17th, 2023

The International Human Rights Clinic, part of the Clinical Legal Education Center at the Law Faculty of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on behalf of The Hostages and Missing Families Forum, urgently calls upon the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances in Geneva to issue an immediate demand to the Hamas for the disclosure and clarification of the fate and whereabouts of every individual they are holding or has gone missing.


The State of Israel is currently engaged in a challenging and intense battle against the Hamas, a ruthless terrorist organization comparable to ISIS, responsible for heinous crimes against thousands of innocent citizens that include women, children, and elderly citizens. The Hostages and Missing Families Forum calls upon the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances in Geneva to issue an urgent appeal to Hamas and other relevant organizations in Gaza. This appeal should demand that they reveal and clarify the fate and whereabouts of every person taken by them or held by them. The majority of these victims are Israeli citizens, and their families are desperately seeking information about their fate and whereabouts.


On October 7, 2023, Hamas launched a devastating attack on southern and central Israel, which resulted in the intentional killing and injury of thousands of Israeli civilians. This act of aggression has led to the confirmed deaths of 1,200 Israeli victims, with at least 2,400 others wounded. Alongside these tragic events, an estimated 150 individuals, including women, children, older persons, and persons with disabilities, were forcibly removed and abducted by armed militants to Gaza. These individuals now find themselves in a perilous situation, placed outside the protection of the law, and their families are desperately seeking answers.


Hamas Leader Salah Al-Arouri and Abu Obeida, spokesperson of the Al-Qassam Brigades, have confirmed the capture and detention of a significant number of enemy elements, explicitly noting that these abductees are being held as hostages. Islamic Jihad Secretary General Ziyad al-Nakhala also acknowledged the abduction of at least 30 individuals.


Hamas currently exercises de facto control over Gaza, a territory recognized by UN organs and specialized agencies as part of Palestine, a non-member observer state in the UN. Therefore, Hamas is accountable for the provision of information about, and communication with, individuals held within Gaza, including those forcibly disappeared.


Furthermore, the Palestinian Authority, as a non-member observer state, carries international responsibility for human rights violations occurring within its territory. This responsibility extends to the obligation to suppress the crimes and human rights abuses committed by Hamas and other armed groups in Gaza.


The enforced or involuntary disappearance of individuals, followed by a refusal to disclose their fate or whereabouts, clearly falls within the definition of enforced disappearance, a serious human rights abuse well within the Working Group's mandate.


The lives of the abducted individuals are in imminent danger, as they face the risk of torture, violence, and being handed over to other organizations. The ongoing armed hostilities in Gaza only add to the peril. Time is of the essence, and the urgency and gravity of the situation cannot be overstated.


Dr. Shiran Reichenberg, Executive Director of the Clinical Legal Education Center Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, emphasizes the urgency of the situation and the need to act promptly. "We cannot stand by as a significant number of children, women, and the elderly are held against their will in Gaza. We will continue our work to obtain information about their condition and location as required by international law, with the aim of their immediate release and quick return to their families."


The Hostages and Missing Families Forum calls on the Working Group to take swift and decisive action to assist the families of the abductees and to address this critical human rights issue.


For further information, contact:


Dr. Shiran Reichenberg, Adv., Executive Director, Clinical Legal Education Center, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, +972-53-8806142,


Adv. Michal Goren, Clinical Director, International Human Rights Clinic, Clinical Legal Education Center, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, +972504667684,


The Hostage and Missing Families Forum swiftly emerged within 24 hours following the horrific event on October 7th, where thousands of innocent civilians were ruthlessly murdered and taken captive by Hamas. This dedicated volunteer-driven forum has a singular mission: reuniting the hostages with their families. The forum provides comprehensive support to affected families, combining both emotional and professional assistance to aid them in their unwavering quest to bring their loved ones back home. With a formidable presence comprising thousands of volunteers and supporters, the forum comprises not only friends and family members but also prominent figures from the realms of security, law, media, and diplomacy.

October 14th, 2023

On October 7,  our world changed. 


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem community represents a large segment of Israeli society. With over 28,000 members, no one has remained untouched by the horrors unleashed on innocent Israeli citizens by Hamas terrorists, whether directly or through friends and family members.


While we don’t yet know the extent of the tragedy and what the next phase of this war will bring, we do know that there will be many who need help. The Hebrew University will do everything it can to support those community members including:


  • Counselling: The University is endeavoring to make counseling available for any members of the community who need it.


  • Aid for Special Circumstances: Students from the south have lost their homes and their belongings, others have tragic stories of injured or deceased family members and/or severe trauma.


  • Study Abroad Cut Short: Some Hebrew University students had already begun their study abroad when Israel was attacked. Many feel compelled to return to Israel to help, however they can, through active duty or in other ways. They need tickets home and initial financial support.


  • Scholarships & Academic Assistance for Returning Soldiers: Thousands of students have been or will be called up to active duty. Even with the postponement of the start of the academic year, they will miss the opportunity to study and take exams, and they are putting their lives on the line for their community and country.  As they serve us, we wish to serve them.


To support those affected by the war, and the aftermath of war, including activities such as those described above, the University is establishing the We Are One fund. We welcome contributions of any amount, and the Dean of Students will make allocations in consultation with University leadership based upon on the changing needs on the ground.


These tragic times remind us of the human cost of war and the true blessings of family and friends. As we mourn those we have lost and prepare for difficult days ahead, we find comfort in community and strength in solidarity. We are grateful for your support.


Show your support here >>

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October 14th, 2023

Dear Alumni,


The HUJI Global Alumni Association is deeply shocked and saddened by the atrocities that took place on Saturday, October 7th. As of the time of composing this message, approximately 1,300 Israelis have been murdered, more than 3,000 have been injured, and over 100 individuals are currently held captive in Gaza. Every person has a unique story, and every story is profoundly heart-wrenching. The horrifying loss of innocent lives and the capture of civilians are acts of terrorism, a crime against humanity, and an embodiment of absolute evil.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem community is an integral part of Israeli society. With more than 25,000 members and friends across our various campuses and hundreds of thousands of alumni both in Israel and around the world, not one remains untouched by this tragedy, either directly or through friends and family.

Thousands of our students have been called up for active duty, as have faculty, staff, or their children. Others have volunteered to contribute in any way they can. The University is committed to providing unwavering support and assistance to students who are called up to serve in the reserves or who have been personally suffered or have been affected by the loss of loved ones.

During these challenging days, we want to inform you that the University is taking the following actions:

  • The commencement of the academic year has been postponed, and classes are now scheduled to begin on November 5th, 2023.

  • A comprehensive system of volunteering and initiatives has been established to support our community and the nation, engaging both students and faculty. All pertinent details will be shared in the coming week.

  • A powerful and unequivocal response letter, jointly signed by Prof. Asher Cohen, President of the Hebrew University, Prof. Tamir Sheafer, Rector of the Hebrew University, and Prof. Barak Medina, has been sent to the Presidents of Harvard University and Stanford University. This letter is a direct response to what our University officials perceive as inadequate condemnations from these esteemed in the face of Hamas' recent brutal attack on Israel and the tragic loss of life among our southern residents.


You can read the full letters here:

Letter to Harvard University >>

Letter to Stanford University >>

  • The Hebrew University’s management has declared a policy of zero tolerance towards any members - be they faculty or students - who express support for the acts of terrorism and the heinous murder attack carried out by Hamas. Immediate action will be taken to address such expressions of support, including their immediate removal.

  • In memory of those tragically killed in the Hamas terror attack on October 7th and during the Swords of Iron War, we have established a dedicated memorial page on the University's website. This platform provides a space for us to pay tribute to the members of the Hebrew University community who have fallen victim to this conflict (an English version will be available shortly). Additionally, we have created a form to collect information about fellow alumni or students you may know who have lost their lives in this war. This initiative seeks to ensure their memory is preserved and to provide support to the grieving families during this painful time. Please note that the webform is currently in Hebrew but will soon be provided in English.  

  • To support the student community and the faculty, the University has established the "We are One" support fund. Friends of the University and its supporters in Israel and around the world are actively mobilizing to provide assistance and support to address the evolving needs on ground. For further details, please visit the campaign page.


We will continue to provide you with important updates throughout the ongoing conflict and the challenging situation in Israel. We are closely monitoring all communication channels and social media of HUJI’s Global Alumni Association, offering information and being available to address your inquiries and questions.


May brighter days lie ahead.



HUJI Global Alumni Association

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