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24 October 2019 - 25 Tishri 5780 - כ"ה תשרי ה' אלפים תש"פ
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Zaki Shalom lectures in China E-mail

Professor Zaki Shalom from Ben-Gurion University, an expert in Israel Security Policy, visited in Beijing and Shanghai and took part in a number of events arranged by the Israeli embassy and consulate during the last week of March.

While in Beijing, Professor Shalom met with experts from the Chine Institute of Contemporary International Relations. He also lectured at the international relations department of Peking University.

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Doing it 'all for the kids' in India E-mail

Bradley Cohen, a 31-year old living in Israel, is packing his bags for a trek around India that will take him first to Dharamasala and then hopefully to the villages around Rishikesh, Varanasi, Goa and other places he says are of particular interest to the young Israeli backpacking set.

Cohen is however not of that set. Nor is Cohen a tourist of any sort. He is the founder and director of “All for the Kids”, a programme developed to help underprivileged children. Initially providing aid to children in Africa and Israel, Cohen is on a mission to spread tikkun olam to the far corners of the world.

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UIA Solidarity and Appeal Dinner in Hong Kong E-mail

The UIA Solidarity and Appeal Dinner scheduled for March in Hong Kong at the Jewish Community Centre, had guest speaker Major General Yoram Yair or Ya Ya as he is better known.

Over one hundred and fifty guests attended, the major fund raising drive for the UIA in the Hong Kong community. The topic will focus on a status update on the current conflicts in Israel.

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MASHAV leads development course in Myanmar E-mail

As part of Israel's ongoing response to the Nargis Cyclone effects, within the framework of the bilateral cooperation programme between Myanmar and Israel, a short term course on Sustainable Water Resource Development and Soil and Water Salinity Management in Irrigated Agriculture was recently held at the Irrigation Technology Centre (ITC) in Bago.

The programme was coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation of Union of Myanmar and MASHAV - Center for International Cooperation Ministry of Foreign Affairs of State of Israel, in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel, Yangon.

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New temporary emissary in Mumbai E-mail

The Indian Express, a leading Indian newspaper, recently reported that Rabbi Yakov Dovid and Sara Leiter have applied for long-term visas to live in Mumbai. The visas are reportedly being process by India's Ministry of External Affairs.

The Leiters are the sister and brother-in-law of the Chabad emissary, Rivkah Holtzberg, who was killed in Mumbai along with her husband Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg in the massive terrorist strike in November 2008.

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