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Israel and Indonesia hold talks E-mail

Two Israeli diplomats held talks with senior Indonesian government officials in Jakarta recently. The visit to Indonesia was the first by Israeli officials in six years.

Amos Nidai, deputy director-general at the Foreign Ministry, and Yael Rubin, Ambassador to Thailand, were invited to Jakarta to attend a UN Economics cooperation forum.

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Second tragedy for Kissell family E-mail

Andrew Kissel, whose brother Robert Kissel was brutally murdered in Hong Kong in 2003, was been found dead in his Connecticut home on 3 April 2006.

A property developer, Andrew Kissel died from multiple stab wounds. Police believe Kissel may have known his attacker, as his house showed no signs of forced entry. Kissel’s estranged wife, Hayley, is cooperating with police.

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Tragic kayaking accident Print E-mail

A 30-year-old Israeli, Elad Klein, drowned in a kayaking accident off Shek O, on the eastern edge of Hong Kong Island.

His body was found on Sunday, 2 April, after an overnight air-and-sea search. Klein had been kayaking the previous day with a French national, who was rescued with minor injuries after the accident.


(Issue May 2006) 

Young rugby maven Print E-mail

Among a select group of young rugby players honoured for outstanding performance by the Hong Kong Football Club was Alon Puterman.

Alon was one of only half a dozen boys from more than 60 in the Under-9 category to be honored. Martin Johnson, former England rugby captain, presented the awards on 6 March. Alon comes from a family with a history of rugby achievements at a senior level.


(Issue May 2006) 

Rabbi Menachem Liebtag visits Hong Kong E-mail

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag was a recent visitor to Hong Kong’s Ohel Leah Synagogue, speaking at services March 17 and 18, on topics related to the Passover holiday.  

Rabbi Liebtag, with over 25 years of experience at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel, is one of the pioneers of Torah education via the Internet, having founded Yeshivat Har Etzion’s Virtual Beit Midrash (www.vbm-torah.org).

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