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Low income, high prices and wars: So why is Israel one of the happiest countries in the world? - Israel News - Haaretz.com

Low income, high prices and wars: So why is Israel one of the happiest countries in the world? - Israel News - Haaretz.com | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Israel has achieved a consistently high ranking in the world happiness report since it began, says Richard Layard, one of the three professors of economics who are the editors-in-chief of the report.

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Professor Richard Layard works at LSE as part of the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance. 

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Attacks on UN schools in Gaza clearly breach international law

Attacks on UN schools in Gaza clearly breach international law | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The shelling of Jabalia Elementary Girls' School in Gaza on July 30 by Israeli forces was a shocking example of modern military action. The shelling was the sixth time a United Nations school has been struck since the current hostilities began.

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Author Alan Smith, UNESCO Chair in Education at the University of Ulster, has held research funding from the ESRC.

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Surge in antisemitism on social media

Research undertaken by Lancaster University has informed a major inquiry into antisemitism. The All-Party Parliamentary inquiry was set up following an apparent rise in antisemitic abuse on social media in July and August last year during fighting between Gaza and Israel.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science.

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