16 October 2019 - 17 Tishri 5780 - י"ז תשרי ה' אלפים תש"פ
Jewish-Hindu conference promotes tolerance and understanding E-mail

The World Council for Religious Leadership (WCRL) organised a historic summit between Hindu and Jewish leaders in New Delhi on 6-7 February. This event was the first time the two groups officially met in order to promote understanding, tolerance, and peaceful conflict resolution throughout the region.

The delegations discussed a wide range of topics including the relevance of tradition in everyday life, similarities and differences between the two religions, and education.

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Bangkok Jewish community unharmed by blasts E-mail

Six explosives went off nearly simultaneously in Bangkok, killing three and injuring over thirty people prior to the start of New Year’s Eve festivities.

Initial reports indicated that there was a suspected bomb on Khoasan Road, not far from the center of Jewish life in Bangkok.

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Israel and India celebrate 15 years of diplomatic relations E-mail

Israel and India celebrated the fifteen year anniversary of their establishment of full diplomatic relations. The countries bilateral relations benefit both nations in trade, technology, security, art and culture, and tourism.

On the occassion, the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that, “Israel and India share similar democratic values and political systems. Both are relatively young states, representing ancient peoples and cultures, which left their mark on the history of human civilisation.”


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Cross cultural share of talents and ideas E-mail

Israel’s Hong Kong Consul General Dan Ben-Eliezer visited the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and met with Professors Fan Yiu-Kwan, HKBU’s Vice President of Development, and Mr. Peter Li, Director of the International Office. In the meeting, ideas were exchanged about future co-operation in various fields between Israeli academic institutions and the HKBU.

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Journalist faces death penalty E-mail

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, a Bangladeshi journalist, faces the death penalty for advocating diplomatic ties with Israel.

Choudhury, himself is devout Muslim. The charges against him range from treason to sedition.

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