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  9/18/2011, Elul 19, 5771

Israel Accepted As Associate Member of CERN


Israel has been accepted as an associate member of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, as preparation for its acceptance as a full member. Israel's Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, Aharon Leshno-Yaar, signed the agreement on Friday, enabling Israel to work, among other things, on CERN's particle accelerator, which is exploring the basic elements of the universe.

 Rolf Heuer, CERN's Director General, said that the Israel's membership in the organization “is a vital part of our mission to build bridges between nations. This agreement enriches us scientifically and is an important step in that direction.”