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23 September 2018 - 14 Tishri 5779 - י"ד תשרי ה' אלפים תשע"ט
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Reports that Bhutto made a plea for Israeli security E-mail

There have been a number of reports indicating that Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto had tried to hire Israeli security personnel prior to her assassination in late December.

There were alleged contacts made between Bhutto’s husband and Israeli diplomats in a desperate plea for assistance.

Reportedly, Bhutto had received US intelligence reports warning her of the imminent dangers she faced. In a series of e-mails and contacts, attempts where made to upgrade her level of personal security.

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World's major religions convene in India to share collective wisdom E-mail
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Fifty of the most senior representatives from the world’s major religions, including leaders from Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism, met for a five-day summit organised by the Elijah Interfaith Institute.

The activities of the Jerusalem-based Elijah Interfaith Institute are carried out through several arms: the Board of World Religious Leaders, the Elijah Interfaith Academy, the Elijah Educational Network, and the Elijah School for the Study of Wisdom in World Religions.

The conference, an intellectual symposium, was held from 26-30 November in Amritsar, India and was hosted by local religious leaders including Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha from the U.K., H.H. Dalai Lama, Guru Nanak Dev, University Amritsar and Professor Dr. Jai Rup Singh.

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Outcome of Annapolis Conference still an unknown E-mail

The Annapolis Middle East Peace Conference, held on 27 November at the United States Naval Academy, seems to be a last ditch effort towards a peaceful resolution of the Israeli/ Palestinian conflict by the Bush administration.

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Chanukah in Asia is anything but ordinary E-mail
Throughout the world, Jews are celebrating Chanukah. While there are many commonalities to our celebrations, everyone is able to add their unique flare and traditions reflecting who they are as individuals, where they are and where they come from.Please login or register to see the full article
 
Malayalam introduced at Hebrew University E-mail

The Hebrew University, in Jerusalem, has introduced the study of Malayalam this semester. Malayalam, spoken in Kerala, in southern India, is one of the 22 official languages of India, spoken by around 37 million people.

Hebrew University students already have the opportunity to learn other southern Indian languages, such as  Telugu and Tamil.

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