18 June 2019 - 16 Sivan 5779 - ט"ז סיון ה' אלפים תשע"ט
President Peres welcomes Indonesian peace delegation E-mail

On 7 December, President Shimon Peres met with a five-member Indonesian peace delegation despite the lack of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The delegation spent a week in Israel in an initiative coordinated through the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the LibForAll Foundation, which promotes the culture of liberty and tolerance.

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XZYNG Judaica beautifully making a difference E-mail

Lori Ormut-Durbin is the founder of XZYNG Judaica which creates unique hand-made designs. A cocktail reception was held at the Hong Kong Jewish Community Centre on 6 November to showcase her work.

Guests included Mr. Dan Ben-Eliezer, Consul General of Israel and Mr. Abraham Israel, founder and chairman of Hazon Yeshaya, a humanitarian organisation fighting hunger and poverty in Israel.

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JWA Bazaar draws big names and earns bigger dollars E-mail
This year’s Hong Kong’s Jewish Women’s Association (JWA) bazaar was a great success.Please login or register to see the full article
Korea's Kim Woo-sik pays official visit to Israel E-mail
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Technology of South Korea, Mr. Kim Woo-sik, recently visited Israel between 10-13 November 2007.Please login or register to see the full article
Thewphaingarm School in Bangkok holds Nazi celebration E-mail

In Thailand, the Thewphaingarm School recently held a Nazi themed celebration in which about two hundred children, ages six to eighteen, wore red t-shirts and baseball caps with swastikas or military inspired outfits with Nazi armbands.

The Nazi-themed sports day  was complete with a large banner bearing the word Nazi and of course ‘decorative swastikas.’ Students, in the spirit of the event, carried fake rifles and performed the “sieg heil” salute.

In 1999, Thewphaingarm School was granted  approval by the Ministry of Education to establish an English programme. Many of their faculty are American or European born and educated. They pride themselves on being “sensitive to the student’s cultural identity” and seek “to create an individual who is capable of living and working in the international arena.”

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