18 February 2020 - 23 Shevat 5780 - כ"ג שבט ה' אלפים תש"פ
Elsa High School celebrates its 7th student graduation ceremony E-mail

A celebratory atmosphere filled the auditorium of Carmel School Association Elsa High School as the school’s 7th – and by far its largest – annual graduating cohort entered, to Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance.

This year’s Graduation Ceremony at the Shau Kei Wan campus, was especially momentous as it marked 10 years since the founding of Carmel School’s Elsa High School section. Special guests to mark this milestone, were Ernst Strauss who gifted the name of his late mother Elsa to the school and Mark Konyn, Elsa’s Founding Chairman, who delivered the keynote address following a welcome and overview from our Board Chairman Shay Razon.

This was followed by a rendition of Dreamer by the Elsa Choir after an inspiring Dvar Torah given by Aaron Meoded, Class of 2019.

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Israel Tourism conducts a roadshow in New Delhi Print E-mail

Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) conducted a roadshow in the capital city of New Delhi on 22 August to enhance commercial ties with the Indian travel trade fraternity.

In an effort to retain the growth momentum of Indian arrivals to Israel, the team interacted with over 300 key travel and tour operators, up-market leisure operators, and media personnel.

The event commenced with a presentation leading to an interactive session with the IMOT team. The Israeli delegation was led by the newly appointed Director of Tourism for India & Philippines markets, Sammy Yahia, alongside Judah Samuel, Director of Marketing, Israel Ministry of Tourism for India, and included representative partners from the tourism industry of Israel.

Commenting on the roadshow, Yahia said: “The arrivals from India have exceeded expectations in the last few years, and we have seen the same trend in 2019. India currently stands third in Asia among the top source markets for Israel.”

(Issue Sep 2019)

Large pro-Israel rally held in India E-mail

Braving inclement weather and floods, Indian grassroots Hindu organisation Singha- Bahini conducted a major pro-Israel rally in Kolkata last month.

President of SinghaBahini, Devdutta Maji, personally organized the event. The rally saw more than 10,000 people gathering. This is an incomplete roll-call of support, with many other parties impeded by bumper- to-bumper traffic due to the sudden heavy rains and floods.

At the rally, placard slogans included “We Support the Jewish People in their 2000 years old struggle,” and “India and Israel Friends forever,” and “We support Israel in their war against terrorism”.

Maji, who visited Israel in 2018 and was hosted by Israelbased organisations and activists, told the Jerusalem Herald that the rally would “Help to build on the foundations we have created for the India-Israel relationship, on a people-topeople basis.”

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Israel wants Holocaust education added to Philippine schools E-mail

A formal request has been submitted for the story of the Holocaust to be added to the education curriculum in Philippine schools.

The request was given by the Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines, Rafael Harpaz during a visit with the Philippines Department of Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones in August.

Ambassador Harpaz proposed and requested the inclusion of the Holocaust in the country’s basic education curriculum, as the subject remains a grey area for many in South East Asia. Such inclusion, according to the ambassador, should contain what he described as the “invaluable support that the Philippines’ government extended to the Jewish people, through the efforts of then President Manuel Quezon.” Harpaz said the Philippines, under the administration of Quezon, was the only country in Asia that accepted Jewish refugees during WWII.

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Bar-Ilan and Chinese Academy of Sciences set up a Nanotechnology Excellence Centre E-mail

Israel’s Bar-Ilan University Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) signed a joint agreement in Beijing on 20 August to establish a Chinese Centre of Excellence within Israel’s Bar-Ilan University.

The Chinese National Academy of Sciences will set up the Centre, which will include a research lab focused on nanomedicine, 2D-materials engineering, and grapheme production.

The Centre will host scientists from additional research institutes in Israel, according to a Bar-Ilan University statement.

The signing ceremony took place at the Chinese National Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Institute (NCNST) in the presence of diplomats from the Israeli Embassy in Beijing. The agreement was signed by the host and institute Director, Professor Yuliang Zhao, and Professor Dror Fixler (Director of the BINA).

The main goal of the joint research laboratory, according to the agreement, will be to integrate teamwork between Chinese and Israeli researchers.

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