25 June 2018 - 12 Tammuz 5778 - י"ב תמוז ה' אלפים תשע"ח
Anne Frank's story makes a strong impression on Hong Kong E-mail
Hong Kong students visit the Anne Frank exhibition

The Anne Frank exhibition has made its mark in Hong Kong and on Asia in general. From 8 November through 9 December 2007, nearly 4,500 local and international students, as well as 1,500 other local visitors, made their way through the exhibit. For many it was the first time that they had heard of Anne Frank and the Holocaust.

They walked away forever changed from the experience. “Anne Frank is my hero”, “There should be no more hate”, “I wish I could have known her”, “We can not kill people anymore because they are different” are some of the messages they wrote on their Leaves of Hope after walking through the Photographic Diary.

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The Jacob Ballas Centre inauguration E-mail

Singapore’s new Jewish Community Centre, funded by the estate of former Jewish Welfare Board president, the late Mr. Jacob Ballas, held its inaugural ceremony on 6 November 2007.

The Jewish Centre’s opening ceremony was honoured by the presence of the President of Singapore, S.R Nathan, the Israeli ambassador to Singapore, Ilan Ben-Dov, and many local Jewish residents and community leaders.

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Israel awards enthusiastic Korean mud festival participants E-mail

A photo of five enthusiastic participants in Korea’s famous tenth annual Boryeong Mud Festival made its way to Israel and was an instant hit.

The Israeli Ministry of Tourism announced that it would like to invite the five young ladies pictured, as well as five other people who help locate them, to Israel in honour of Israel’s 60th anniversary of Independence.

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Far East Kotel of New Dehli E-mail

In a unique cross-cultural exchange, a model of the Western Wall and the Temple Mount will be constructed in New Delhi. Likewise, a model of a traditional Hindu temple will be constructed simultaneously in Jerusalem.

This unique cross cultural “Religious Exchange” has been developed by Uri Lupolianski, Mayor of Jerusalem, and Arti Mahara, Mayor of New Delhi.

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President Peres welcomes Indonesian peace delegation E-mail

On 7 December, President Shimon Peres met with a five-member Indonesian peace delegation despite the lack of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The delegation spent a week in Israel in an initiative coordinated through the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the LibForAll Foundation, which promotes the culture of liberty and tolerance.

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