Israeli Jews

Hungary under fire as World Jewish Congress opens in Budapest

President of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) Ronald S Lauder walks on the podium in Budapest. Photo: AFP

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) opened in Budapest with hundreds of representatives of worldwide Jewish communities attending, even as Hungary came under fire for rising anti-Semitism.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 3:48am

Holocaust centre aims to educate the young

A Holocaust education centre is to open in Hong Kong and aims to become a resource hub for the region.

The centre - temporarily located at Elsa High, the Jewish high school in Shau Kei Wan - will focus on educating about the massacre of more than six million Jews by the Nazi regime during the second world war.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Defence minister's tour includes US bases

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Irish PM to call on Premier Wen

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The Spirit of Cities

The Spirit of Cities by Daniel A. Bell and Avner de-Shalit Princeton (e-book)

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Gilad Shalit

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

It was a frightening and unsettling day, and one that will remain seared in my memory forever

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who was in Washington on September 11, 2001

In my job, you expect to suffer. So that's why when I go to hell one day, it will be less painful for me

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I personally do not think a public toilet should be like that of a five-star hotel.

Professor Wallace Chang Ping-hung, Chinese University, on the amount spent on public toilets

I must say, 'persona non grata' is a wonderful word. It has a sweetness to it.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Japanese artist opens festive display with a feline based on fact

You've heard feliz navidad (Spanish for 'merry Christmas'). At the Langham Place this Christmas, it will be 'feline navidad'. Popular Japanese artist Akiko Ikeda (pictured), whose cat creation Dayan is the centrepiece of the Mong Kok shopping centre's sculpture installation, unveiled her display characters and hosted an autograph session on Tuesday.

20 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

five Ws


The United Nations has endorsed a report which details evidence of war crimes committed by the Israeli army and Hamas during the Gaza war last winter.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants international laws changed to account for the 'international spread of terrorism'.


22 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

What you need to know

Can an employer who hires a foreign domestic helper this month enjoy levy suspension?

Yes. The relief measure granting a two-year levy suspension became effective in August this year. The latest proposal has no effect on the measure.

Can employers get money back under the proposed five-year levy suspension if they have already paid the levy?

12 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Israel quiz

Test your general knowledge. The answers are below.

8 May 2008 - 12:00am

Join the multicultural club

The packaging on Israeli producer-keyboardist Idan Raichel's eponymous CD informs record store employees that it should be filed under world music.

As a genre, 'world' strikes a sour note with many music fans. Within Israel's diverse music scene alone, klezmer, mizrahi and Sephardic musical traditions are perhaps better described as worlds apart than 'world music'.

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Bush can still be honest broker in Middle East

The 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States have defined the administration of George W. Bush, for the worse and for too long. Evidence of that can be seen in the consequences of its adoption of unilateralist policies abroad and in its sacrifice of American values, both supposedly justified as part of the so-called 'war on terror'.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Ex-Mossad spy in mystery London death fall

A wealthy Egyptian businessman identified as the Mossad agent who tipped Israel off on the eve of the 1973 Yom Kippur war about the coming attack was found dead outside his home in London in mysterious circumstances.

British police said Ashraf Marwan, 63, had fallen off the balcony of his home on Wednesday.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am