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24 October 2019 - 25 Tishri 5780 - כ"ה תשרי ה' אלפים תש"פ
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Singapore's foreign minister attends MFA Conference in Israel E-mail

The Foreign Ministry’s Conference for Policy and Strategy was held on 5-7 October 2008 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Amongst the foreign diplomats in attendance were Second Permanent Secretary at Singapore’s Foreign Ministry, Kausikan Bilahari and a list that also included French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Almalki, former Foreign Minister of Germany Joschka Fischer, French Head of Policy Planning, Pierre Levy and the new US Ambassador to Israel, James Cunningham.

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Yukiko Sugihara dies E-mail

Yukiko Sugihara, the wife of Chiune Sugihara, died in Fujisawa, Japan on 8 October at the age of 94. Mrs. Sugihara had a tremendous role in history as she was the one who encouraged her husband in his act of heroism.

In 1940, she openly insisted that her husband, Chiune, Japan’s consul in Kovno, Lithuania, issue life-saving visas to thousands of Polish Jews. He was named Righteous Among the Nations by the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem.

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Torah Dedication for Kowloon community E-mail

More than 200 people gathered on Sunday, 26 October 2008 for the first ever Kowloon Chabad’s Torah Dedication ceremony which was generously donated by the Kamhin Family, longtime residents to the Hong Kong community.

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Israeli manufactured endosulfan recovered near Sibuyan Island, Philippines E-mail

An on-going controversy has arisen over who is responsible for drums of endosulfan that had been recovered from a shipwreck in the waters off Sibuyan Island in June during a typhoon. EcoWaste Coalition, a member of Bantay Endosulfan, argues that the drums of endosulfan should be shipped back to Israel where it was manufactured.

The EcoWaste Coalition has issued a statement to Del Monte Philippines to prepare and proceed with its plan to ship the dangerous chemical back to its Israeli manufacturer. They indicated that there is no justifi cation for keeping the hazardous material in the Philippines.

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Judaism amongst 'Religions for Peace' in Manila E-mail

The Asian Conference on Religions for Peace (ACRP) was held in Manila with the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas and the Catholic Bishops Conference as hosts on 17 October 2008.

The conference, as in past efforts, united world religious leaders, including Jewish representatives.

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