21 January 2020 - 24 Tevet 5780 - כ"ד טבת ה' אלפים תש"פ
Israel announces Olympic delegation E-mail

The Olympic Committee of Israel announced a delegation of 38 athletes slated for participation in the upcoming Beijing Olympics.

Some of the athletes still have a few final hoops to jump throughbefore they can compete in the Olympics, including a failed drug test and reports of individual’s financial difficulties.

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Pomegranates gifts to Thai King E-mail

In an official handover ceremony held on 12 June, 120 pomegranates were presented by the Israeli Government to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

The pomegranate plantation was developed in honour of His Royal Majesty’s birthday and the number of trees to be planted is representative of health and happiness in Jewish culture.

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Farewell reception held in Hong Kong for Foreign Ministry representatives E-mail

The Jewish Community of Hong Kong bid farewell to Consul General Dan Ben-Eliezer and his wife Hedva and also to Assistant Consul General Eli Gil and his wife Sarit.

Consul General Ben-Eliezer was appointed to the Hong Kong/ Macau post in November 2005. Assistant Consul General Gil’s family had become a central part of the Carmel School community and will be missed by them as well.

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Haifa celebrates with 'sister city' Shanghai E-mail

“Shanghai Week” was held in Israel from 2-4 June 2008 to mark the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the “Sister Cities” relationship between Shanghai and Haifa.

The events included a series of cultural, economic and trade activities, jointly organised by CCPIT Shanghai Sub-Council, the Israel Export Institute, the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, the Manufacturers Association of Israel and the Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce.

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Koreans awarded half of Hebrew U's Bible doctorates E-mail

The Bible Department of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the “University of the Jewish People”, awarded only six departmental doctorates this year, reflecting a serious decline in the popularity of this department.

Remarkably, these prestigious doctoral degrees were awarded to only two Israelis, one American and three Koreans. There is also a significant Japanese presence within the department.

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