We are deeply shocked by Hamas’ belligerent attacks on Israel and by the terrible violence against civilians. Our thoughts are with those who have lost their lives and with their families, with those who have been injured and with all those who are still in danger and suffering the consequences of terror. Our sympathies are especially extended to our researchers from Israel, our colleagues at our Israeli partner universities and institutes, and their families.

In addition to many individual collaborations among researchers, we also have numerous partnerships with research institutes and universities in Israel and Palestine – for example, with Hebrew University, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv University, Bethlehem University and other universities in Palestine.

As an international institute with more than 400 employees from 36 countries, with different cultures, lifestyles and worldviews, we are committed every day to creating an environment characterized by open-mindedness and mutual tolerance. We respect everyone’s opinion and are committed to peaceful coexistence.