Upgrading Beersheva

Yoav Kaufman 12/20/2012

From: “The Transformation of Beersheva” Source: Link to full article: “Hard hit during the recent conflict with Gaza, Beersheva is nonetheless developing into one of Israel’s newest tourist destinations.” Future Water City It may…

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BGU Blood Test for Early Cancer Detection

Yoav Kaufman 02/20/2012

New Blood Test for Early Cancer Detection Developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Researchers 90 Percent Detection Rate in Clinical Tests for Multiple Types of Cancers BEER-SHEVA, February 20, 2012 – A simple…

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The Battle of Beersheva

Yoav Kaufman 10/27/2011

You know October 31st as Halloween. Here in Beersheva, we we know it as the anniversary of the great Battle of Beersheva, the last great equine-led calvary charge in history. The British army, in…

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Focus on the Negev: The New Arava Solar Field

Yoav Kaufman 06/05/2011

One thing we have plenty of in the Negev almost all year round is sunshine.  That and a pioneering spirit for ingenuity. Today The Arava Power Co., an Israeli renewable-energy developer, completed its first solar…

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Meanwhile, In Beersheva…

Yoav Kaufman 05/05/2011

  Ben-Gurion University researcher Alberto Bilenca, Ph.D., has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Dr. Bilenca has developed a fast, low-cost device to accurately diagnose malaria in the field without having to draw…

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Goings On About Town

Yoav Kaufman 01/05/2011

If it works as a column for The New Yorker, it can work for Negev Direct and Beersheva. So here’s something that happened today, both in and near Beersheva. Ben Gurion University is located…

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Negev Direct: Battle Tested & Ready

Yoav Kaufman 07/19/2010

Some of you may remember the situation in December 2008 through January 2009 when Beersheva and most of the south of Israel was under rocket bombardment from Gaza. Negev Direct stayed open the entire…

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Purim Fun In Beersheva

Yoav Kaufman 02/28/2010

It’s Purim 5770 today in Beersheva as it is in most all of Israel and the Diaspora.  In honor of the topsy-turvy nature of the holiday: remembering a serious crisis in Jewish history while…

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