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18 June 2018 - 6 Tammuz 5778 - ו' תמוז ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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Anti-Semitic attack in Christchurch, New Zealand E-mail

The Jewish Community of Christchurch New Zealand awoke to find itself a victim of a heinous attack.  Explicit graffiti was sprayed in green across the entrance of the community’s synagogue.

The brass plaque on the main gate had swastikas etched into its surface.  Additionally, the plaque was vandalised with the words, “6 million Jews… 40 million people in total. What makes you so special?”

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Mumbai's Jews unharmed by bombings E-mail

In July blasts targeted Mumbai’s busy commuter rail system leaving nearly 200 dead and 400 injured.  This attack was one in a series of tensions between the state and extremist Islamic groups.

Mumbai’s Muslim community, comprised of nearly 4 million residents, immediately issued statements condemning the attacks.   

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Aish UK 2006 visits Hong Kong E-mail

In August, the Ohel Leah Synagogue was filled as nearly two hundred Jewish students taking part in this summer’s Aish Fellowship Programme spent Shabbat in Hong Kong.  

Local residents were more than happy to give up their seats to this enthusiastic group.  The Hong Kong stop-over took place as part of the Australian Aish Fellowships Programme.

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Indonesia Muslim leader claims militants sent on anti-Israeli missions E-mail

An Indonesian Islamic youth leader, Suaib Didu, says 217 young members of the Palestine Jihad Bombing Troops are headed abroad to attack targets in countries that support Israel.

The group is an offshoot of the Jakarta-based Muslim youth movement and claims to be taking action in retaliation for the war in the Middle East.

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China linked to Hamas E-mail

Recent reports identify Gong Xiaosheng, a Chinese Ministry of State Security official, as working with Hamas.

Reports indicate that Gong Xiaosheng, is a strategic agent working out of Ramallah directly with Hamas. Gong was amongst a small group of key persons with direct contact with Yasser Arafat himself.

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