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US Student Stuck in Limbo in Israel

Lara Alqasem denied entry Oct. 2 for alleged support of Israel boycott

(Newser) - An American student detained in Israel for 10 days will have to wait a bit longer to learn her fate. A judge on Thursday delayed ruling on the case of 22-year-old Lara Alqasem, a Florida resident of Palestinian origin, per ABC News . Granted the proper visa in the US, Alqasem... More »

Dead Sea Scrolls Cave Discovered, but Someone Got There First

Looters got there 70 years before researchers

(Newser) - Israeli researchers have discovered what they believe is the first new Dead Sea Scrolls cave uncovered in more than 60 years—but looters got there long before them. The site at the Qumran cliffs, an Israeli-controlled site in the West Bank, has yielded artifacts including pieces of pottery, broken scroll... More »

Einstein Grandkid Seeks Bobblehead Profits

University sucking up millions in tchotchkes, not sharing

(Newser) - There's nothing relative about it: Albert Einstein's granddaughter is sick and tired of being cut out of the profits from postcards, Halloween masks, and crazy-haired bobblehead dolls of the famous genius. Einstein left the literary rights to more than 75,000 papers and other items to the Hebrew University of... More »

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