To express solidarity with Israeli soldiers and residents of the south and center currently under rocket attack, the University of Haifa’s 30 storey Eshkol Tower has become an Israeli flag. Throughout the conflict the tower’s 30 floors will be lit up in the shape of the flag, with the Star of David at its center. The tower, at the top of Mount Carmel, can be seen throughout the area and in settlements in the North for miles around.
The University of Haifa sends its deepest condolences to the families of the soldiers and civilians killed in recent days, and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.
An awl-inspiring find at Tel Tsaf: The oldest metal object found to date in the Middle East
A copper awl, the oldest metal object found to date in the Middle East, was discovered during the excavations at Tel Tsaf, according to a recent study published by researchers from the Zinman Institute of Archaeology and the Department of archaeology at the University of Haifa , in conjunction with researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the German Archaeological Institute of Berlin. According to the study, the awl dates back to the late 6thmillennium or the early 5th millennium BCE, moving back by several hundred years the date it was previously thought that the peoples of the region began to use metals.