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Isaac Herzog visits Asia Pacific region E-mail

Israeli Minister of the Diaspora, Society, and Fight Against Anti-Semitism, Isaac Herzog, who concurrently holds the position of Minister of Welfare and Social Services, stopped over in Hong Kong on 13 March 2008.

Isaac Herzog has served as a member of the Knesset since Knesset 16. He also is a major in Israel’s military reserves.
Mr. Herzog was en-route to Australia where he was scheduled to appear as the keynote speaker at the Victorian United Israel Appeal (UIA) campaign launch.

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"Eye from Zion" project initiated in Vietnam E-mail

As part of the celebrations of the 15th anniversary of Vietnam-Israel diplomatic relations and 60 years of Israeli Independence Day, “Eye from Zion”, an Israeli humanitarian organisation that provides free medical help to focusing on ophthalmology, performed cataract operations in Vietnam from 18 to 29 March 2008.

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Canadian Jews rally to free businessman jailed in India E-mail

Jewish leaders in Canada have made a plea to the Indian government to release a businessman serving a three year sentence in Motihari Prison for a visa violation.

Saul Itzhayek, 42, a Canadian-Israeli electronics component buyer, was arrested last May during a business trip. His health is rapidly deteoriating and they requested that the Indian government review his sentence. Reports indicated that his family has announced that he has lost approxiamately sixty-five pounds and is suffering from depression.

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SSC opens new synagogues in Beijing and Shanghai E-mail

Rabbi Sam Kassin and Rabbi Eliahu Shamoula and the Shehebar Sephardic Center (SSC) have announced the official opening of two new centres in China, located in Beijing and Shanghai.

Both will provide religious services as well as educational activities for the local Jewish communities and for tourists and business travelers.

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Singapore hosts Karen Hayesod opening 2008 campaign E-mail

On 11 March 2008, Singapore’s new Jacob Ballas Centre played host to the Magbit Keren Hayesod opening 2008 campaign. The event commenced with a dinner attended by forty of Keren Hayesod’s largest supporters in the Singapore community.

The dinner was hosted by Frank Benjamin, drawing on participation from the Israeli Ambassador to Singapore, Ilan Ben Dov, former Israeli Minister of National Infastructure, Eliezer Sandberg, was the guest speaker.

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