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The Israel government has a proposal on the table to transfer the Volcani center from its current location, where it enjoys a synergistic relationship with Hebrew University's Faculty of Agriculture, the Weizmann Institute, Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv Universities, to a remote location in the north of the country. The scientists at Volcani, as well as the majority of the Israeli scientific community, oppose this move as the consequences of such a move would paralyze the Volcani Institute's research and undermine its standing as one of the leading agricultural research centers.

The scientists at the Volcani center have prepared a petition which explains in greater detail the consequences of such an action. We ask you to take a few minutes to read it carefully and if you share these concerns with us, please sign the petition at

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