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23 November 2017 - 6 Kislev 5778 - ו' כסלו ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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Israeli hiker's body discovered in China E-mail

Ada Gershkowitz, an Israeli hiker, was reported missing nearly five months ago.  Gershkowitz, age 62, was in China as part of a Far East tour that she embarked on in March 2006.

She last had contacted her family in November when she had arranged to go on a three-day trek in the Yunnan region. The Israeli embassy coordinated a search for her with the assistance of local authorities.

 

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Holocaust survivor addresses US troops in South Korea E-mail

On Friday, 13 April, Ed Lessing paid a visit to United States servicemen and women in South Korea at Camp Red Cloud to talk about his experiences as a Holocaust survivor.

Lessing’s South Korea visit included scheduled talks with chaplains and senior leaders as well as a Shabbat evening address, to the Jewish community, during Friday night services. His visit was arranged as part of the Camp’s Yom Hashoah observance.

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Record crowds at Yom Ha'atzmaut celebrations in Bangkok E-mail

Well over five hundred guests packed the J.W. Marriott Hotel Ballroom, in Bangkok, to celebrate Israel’s 59th Independence Day.

The reception, hosted by the Embassy of Israel in Bangkok, brought together ambassadors, diplomats, government officials and celebrities, including Privy Councilor General Pichit Kulavanich, Labour Minister Mr. Aphai Chanthanajunlaka, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Mr. Kasem Sanitwongse na Ayudhaya.

 

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UJC announces new adult education institute E-mail

The United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong announced their foundation of a new adult education institute called “Machon L’limuday Yahadoot” in Hebrew and “Sang Yan Yau Tai Hoc Hoc Yun” in Cantonese.

The programme is intended to place under one umbrella all of the adult education offerings they present to the community.

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Foreign minister of Singapore visits Israel E-mail

Singaporean Foreign Minister George Yeo arrived in Israel, on 28 April, on an official visit. This was the first visit to Israel by a Singapore foreign minister.

Foreign Minister Yeo made a five-day official visit at the invitation of Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni.

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