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New Brandeis research reveals historic U.S.-Israeli ties

President Ron Liebowitz presented research from Professor Jonathan Sarna to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week

Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Consul General of Israel to New England Yehuda Yaakov hold a replica of an 1890s flag from Boston that, according to Brandeis research, influenced the design of today’s Israeli flag.

New research released by Brandeis Professor of American Jewish History Jonathan Sarna '75, MA '75, shows that as early as 1891, 57 years before the founding of the modern state of Israel, a prototype of the Israeli flag was created and displayed in Boston’s North End that would eventually be one of several significant influences on the present-day flag of Israel. His groundbreaking study titled "American Jews and the Flag of Israel" reveals a rich new chapter in the long history of deep bonds between the United States and Israel that had previously gone largely untold. The research underscores the depth, role and influence the United States played in the earliest days of the Zionist movement. Read more>


Hornstein Orientation 2016!

Hornstein classes 2017 and 2018 at orientation 2016, Brandeis University

The Hornstein Program's 2016 Orientation took place on Sunday, August 21. It was a fun-filled and info-packed day with both the new incoming Class of 2018, the Class of 2017 who are now second-years with only two semesters to go, and Hornstein's faculty and staff. The day's event is one of several co-curricular opportunities for students to participate in event-planning. This year's orientation events were planned by student co-chairs Melanie Phillips and Chen Arad under the guidance of Professor Mark Rosen. See more pictures on our Facebook photo album.