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  • For Israelis, Singapore is Gateway to ‘dream’ Markets, Like Indonesia

    A talking children’s book, a box that send an alert to parents if their teenage child starts driving recklessly, a passport photo that conceals important data — these are a few of the inventions Israeli entrepreneurs showed recently at an international exhibition in Singapore. But the attraction of Global Entrepolis isn’t just that it allows… More ▸

  • Singapore Names Israeli Ambassador

    Singapore has appointed its first ambassador to Israel. Singapore’s government announced this week that Foo Meng Tong, 54, would present his credentials Thursday to Israeli President Ezer Weizman. Foo, also the ambassador to France, Spain, Portugal and Switzerland, will continue to work from his office in Paris. Israel and Singapore established diplomatic relations in 1969,… More ▸

  • First Encounter of Its Kind: Asian and Jewish Intellectuals to Hold Colloquium in Singapore

    In the first encounter of its kind, Asian and Jewish intellectuals will meet at the same forum to discuss the interaction of traditional cultures and modern states. The first Asian-Jewish colloquium will be held in Singapore from September 10-12. It will be attended by distinguished scholars and leading intellectuals representing the academic, cultural and scientific… More ▸

  • 15 Letter Bombs Intercepted in Singapore; Some Addressed to N.Y.

    Fifteen letter bombs, several of them addressed to New York, have been intercepted in Singapore, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned from federal and local law enforcement agencies today. Jewish organizations have been alerted and are instructing their personnel to be on the look-out for suspicious items in the mail, especially during the forthcoming holiday season…. More ▸

  • New Regiment Being Formed in Singapore Will Use Second-hand Israeli Tanks

    Singapore, the Asian island state at the toe of the Malay Peninsula, is forming a tank regiment to be equipped with second-hand Israeli tanks made in France, the Financial Times reported. The newspaper said the choice of the French AMX tanks which Israel used for border patrols was influenced by some 20 Israeli instructors attached… More ▸

  • Israel Establishes Full Relations with Singapore, Which Has Large Moslem Minority

    The Foreign Ministry announced that full diplomatic relations have been established between Israel and Singapore on an ambassadorial level effective at midnight Sunday. The Israeli trade mission in the tiny southeast Asian island state has been elevated to the rank of an embassy, the ministry said. The chief of mission, Hagai Dikan, will be named… More ▸

  • Diplomat Says Singapore is Indebted to Israel for Military, Civilian Assistance

    The Government of Singapore is “indebted” to Israel for the help it gave that southeast Asian island state in building its”Army, Navy, Air Force and its interracial civilian community centers,” a leading Singapore Jew said at a leadership seminar organized by the American Section of the World Jewish Congress here. The Hon. David S. Marshall,… More ▸