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UIA-KH kicks off successful Far East campaign Print E-mail

The end of March was busy for UIA as it hosted two annual events in the region. In both Singapore and Hong Kong, dinners were held as part of their 2007 appeals.

From the attendance alone, the commitment of local communities to the continued strength of the State of Israel was clear.  
The organisation is busy with their final wrap up as pledges of support continue to come in.

 

(Issue April 2007)  

 
Restoration proposal to save Tianjin Synagogue E-mail

Tianjin, China, less than a  thirty minute train ride from Beijing, is home to one of the few existing synagogues in China. While the synagogues in Shanghai and Harbin, have generated much international interest, the Tianjin Synagogue has seemingly been forgotten.

There have been numerous modifications to the original structure, built in 1939 by the Tianjin Jewish Union. Most of the community immigrated to Israel in the mid-1950’s. The synagogue has suffered severe damage as a result of surrounding construction and transportation projects.

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Israeli pomegranate trees planted in Hubkapong to honour Thailand's King E-mail

The Government of Israel announced that, on 3 May 2007, it will plant 120 Israeli pomegranate trees to mark the celebration of His Majesty the King’s 80th Birthday.

Israel and  Thailand have very close relations. The trees will be planted at his Majesty’s Summer Palace, in Hua Hin, the location of the Hubkapong Demonstration Agricultural Centre.

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Deputy PM Mofaz visits Dehli E-mail

Israel’s Shaul Mofaz, Deputy PM & Minister of Transport & Road Safety, made an official visit to Dehli in March  to hold a number of meetings with Indian officials.

The purpose of this visit was, in part, to highlight the high priority of national infrastructures in key transportation areas. The delegation from the Ministry of Transport met with several Indian counterparts

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Purim throughout the region E-mail

Jewish communities throughout Asia celebrated Purim with displays of colourful costumes and an atmosphere of joyousness.

Communities came together to read the Megillah and again for parades and carnivals.

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