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19 September 2019 - 20 Elul 5779 - כ' אלול ה' אלפים תשע"ט
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India's president pays respects at Auschwitz-Birkenau E-mail

As reported by the AFP newswire, India's President Pratibha Patil visited the former Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp to pay respects to the victims that were murdered there during the Holocaust.

The AFP quotes Patil as saying, “My heart bows in prayer for the peace of the souls of countless men and women, old and young alike and the children who were tortured with hard labour and then gassed to death at these camps.”

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China produces counterfeit Israeli citrus E-mail

To many, China is a place where anything can be counterfeited and then a designer label can be attached. Many covet even these counterfeit items, but when ‘Israeli' citrus fruit appeared in marketplaces across Tehran, the Islamic government was less than pleased.

There were allegations that the appearance of the Israeli fruit was some sort of infi ltration plot. Local news agencies showed pictures of fruit markets with Israeli Sweeties bearing the Jaffa label.

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Yeshiva University hosts India/ Israel conference E-mail

Yeshiva University hosted a conference held at the Yeshiva University Museum on Israeli and Indian relations entitled Israel and India: A Relationship Comes of Age on 30-31 March 2009.

The conference was dedicated to those that lost their lives in the attack in Mumbai on 26 November 2008 and was sponsored by Yeshiva University's Center for Israel Studies and Institute for Public Health Sciences.

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Ambassador Nadai visits Beijing University E-mail

Israeli Ambassador Amos Nadai and the Academic Attaché Avishay Gottdiener recently made an offi cial visit to Peking University. During the visit, Ambassador Nadai met with Professor Lin Jiahua, the Executive Vice President of Peking University.

The meeting was also attended by Mr. Li Yansong, the Assistant President and the Director of the Office of International Relations, Professor Wang Suolao and Dr. Chen Yiyi from the School of Foreign Languages - The Hebrew Studies Programme.

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Memorial events for Yom HaShoah held in Hong Kong E-mail

Memorial events for Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, were held throughout the region on 20 April 2009. The official theme this year was Children of the Holocaust.

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