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21 August 2019 - 20 Av 5779 - כ' אב ה' אלפים תשע"ט
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Ohel Leah appoints youth rabbi E-mail

Hong Kong’s Ohel Leah Synagogue recently welcomed Rabbi Sinai Burns and his wife Simone as the new youth Rabbi and Rebbetzen.

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China approves Israel as tourist destination E-mail

A China-Israel Memorandum of Understanding on tourism came into effect on 15 September 2008 that formalises China’s approval of Israel as a tourist destination. Prior to this agreement, Chinese citizens were only able to visit Israel on business visas.

The first Israel-bound Chinese tour groups will depart from Beijing on 25 September and 28 September. Altogether, 80 Chinese tourists are scheduled to visit Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Eilat on a 10-day organised group tour.

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UIA lecture by Yoav Limor E-mail

UIA hosted lectures in both Hong Kong and the Philippines by Yoav Limor, Israel’s leading political analyst and military / defense correspondent. Limor works for Israel TV Channel 1 on Mabat, the evening news and current affairs programme.

Limor’s lecture in Hong Kong was held on 17 September at the Hong Kong Jewish Community Centre where he presented his outlook on Israeli politics to a large group of well informed attendees.

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Hong Kong welcomes new Foreign Ministry representatives E-mail

In September, Mr. Amikan Levy, became the new Consul General of the State of Israel in the Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR along with Mrs. Emanualle Amar in her role as Assistant Consul General.

Mr. Levy served as the ambassador of Israel to Vietnam and Laos from 2001-2003. Consul General Levy served as a Commander in the Paratroop Units in the rank of Major, Deputy Commander of Battalion.

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Eran Katz visits Thailand E-mail

Best-selling author and memory artist, Eran Katz, held a lecture, Secret of Super Memory: Jewish Techniques to Boost Brain Power, for Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Thailand- Israel Parliamentary Friendship League offi cials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 18 September 2008.

Eran Katz launched his selfhelp novel, Jerome Becomes a Genius, in the Thai edition with Nanmeebooks in 2007. The book was an instant success in the Thai market and continues to be a local best seller. The book’s translation rights have been sold in seven languages. It is a best seller in four countries.

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