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18 January 2020 - 22 Tevet 5780 - כ"ב טבת ה' אלפים תש"פ
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Israel Day observed in Pakistan E-mail

Accordng to a pro Christian website God's Peoples Fellowship of Pakistan (GPFP), a pro-Israeli religious organisation and Christian Friends of Israel in Pakistan, observed “Israel Day” at the Karachi Press Club on 15 May, 2009.

The activists of GPFP held banners and placards in their hands where it was clearly written “recognise the holy state of Israel”, “Pakistani Christians may be allowed to visit the Holy Bible land on Pakistani Passports”, because Israel is the ground from which Christianity was formed.

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Anyone for Yiddish? E-mail

Hong Kong Jewish community centre recently started an introductory course for members to learn basic Yiddish conversation.

Yiddish was for several centuries, spoken by more Jews throughout the world than any other language - including Hebrew.

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Korea and Israel commenced discussions on stronger ties E-mail

South Korea and Israel have started discussions on ways to boost trade and bilateral economic cooperation at a meeting recently held in Jerusalem.

A statement issued by the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade noted that Deputy Minister for Trade Ahn Hoyoung and his Israeli counterpart Boaz Hirsh were expected to discuss a free trade agreement (FTA) and stronger cooperation on renewable energy and industrial technology.

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Anne Frank commemorated in Hong Kong E-mail

The Hong Kong's Jewish Events Committee organised a special two-day programme on 11-12 June, 2009 to commerate Anne Frank's 80th birthday.

The event has been designed for members of the community to actively participate in remembering this remarkable young woman, whose words have crossed religious, cultural and national boundaries with their universal messages of respect, tolerance and hope.

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Hong Kong charity teams up with UJC E-mail

Crossroads, a Hong Kong based charity, collects essential household goods and distributes them to those most in need. The charity reports that while fifty percent of their shipments are to locally based recipients, the other fifty percent is distributed worldwide. They never purchase goods and rely completely on donations.

Likewise, they rely on volunteers to pack the containers prior to delivery and use a premise, provided by the HKSAR government, for storage.

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