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Science  07 May 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5416, pp. 894
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5416.894

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JERUSALEM-- During his 18-month tenure as Israel's first science adviser, Israel Hanukoglu has been arguing for a change of emphasis in Israeli science policy. He says the government's love affair with high-technology--stoked by the recent influx of thousands of skilled former Soviet scientists (see main text)--could imperil the country's basic research. But so far, the plea has fallen on deaf ears.