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  • Around the Jewish World: Jews of Hong Kong Taking Transition of Power in Stride

    It’s Barbecue Night at Hong Kong’s Jewish Community Center, and the lower-level function room is packed. Jews ranging in age from toddlers to septuagenarians, and in religious observance from completely secular to fervently Orthodox, are lining up at the buffet tables. They are seeking their fill of steak, turkey shashlik, corn, pasta, salad, halvah and… More ▸

  • El Al to Fly to Hong Kong

    El Al Airlines will open a new charter route to Hong Kong starting in October as the result of an agreement signed with several Far East air carriers. Under the new arrangement, passengers from Tel Aviv can book flights on El Al to Hong Kong. From there, they will be able to take flights aboard… More ▸

  • Anti-semitic Article Published in Popular Hong Kong Newspaper

    A viciously anti-Semitic article originally published in the mass-circulation Hong Kong Daily News was condemned by the Australian Chinese Daily, a locally published Chinese-language newspaper that reprinted it. The newspaper’s administrative manager, Charles Ng, said the article was not typical of the Hong Kong Daily News and said the paper would publish a clear and… More ▸

  • Israel Commercial Attache to Be Sent to Hong Kong in Coming Year

    Minister of Commerce and Industry Ariel Sharon announced that Israel will send a commercial attache to Hong Kong within the coming year. Israel already has commercial attaches in Japan and Singapore. Sharon’s announcement in a speech to the Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce over the weekend indicated a growing interest in the Asian market. He said… More ▸

  • Establishment of a Consulate General in Hong Kong Under Consideration

    The establishment of an Israeli Consulate General in the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong is under active consideration, Foreign Ministry sources disclosed today. They said the Foreign Ministry and the Finance Ministry are examining the prospects and the budgetary requirements. Israel is presently represented in Hong Kong by an Honorary Consul. The proposal to… More ▸

  • Jews in Australia, Hong Kong to Double Contributions to UJA Campaign

    Leon Dulczin returned here yesterday from his visit to Australia on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal and told newsmen that it appeared likely that the contributions of Australian Jewry would double this year. He added that interest in aliyah by Australian Jews had increased and that 700-800 Australian Jews are expected to arrive in… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency to Start Transfer of Jews from Hong Kong

    The immigration to Israel of the 600 to 700 Jews from all parts of the world who are now in Hong Kong will begin in a month, a Jewish Agency spokesman told newsmen today. Preparations are already under way to move them from Hong Kong in groups of 50 each month. The spokesman reported that… More ▸