Ohel Moishe Synagogue (12).JPG

During the time around the rise of the Nazi party in Germany and the second world war a few tens of thousands of Jews fled from Europe to seek refuge in Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the very few locations around the world willing to accept the escaping Jews, and Ohel Moishe Synagogue was the […]

30 Oct, 2010 in Asia-Israel connections

Chinese guy (Chao) meets a Jewish guy (Parker). This has got to be one of the funniest things I’ve watched recently (reminded me of Judy Alive and Borat). You just got to see this. Steroid stereotypes ^_^ Loving that HK English accent…     Watch these videos : …

24 Oct, 2010 in Asia-Israel connections
Jewish Matt & Asian Girlfriend : Jewish Men & Asian Women Revisited @Social Network

While the “Cross-cultural interracial relationships – Jewish boys and Asian girls” debate post was written over a year and  a half ago it remains one of this blog’s most popular blog posts, with some recent surges in traffic. At first, I couldn’t understand why the sudden interest in this topic, but I quickly came to […]

11 Sep, 2010 in Asia-Israel connections
Awaiting Tourists from China–Special Tour Guide Course to Welcome Chinese

An news story aired in an Israeli morning show a while back tells the story of a special tour-guide course by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism aimed at the Chinese tourists. With hopes of increasing numbers of Chinese tourists coming to Israel, this type of preparation would hopefully make them feel more welcome. …

1 Sep, 2010 in Asia-Israel connections
Chinese Tourism in Israel–Interview

The Israeli channel 2 morning show recently featured an interview with an English speaking Chinese tour-guide who takes mainland Chinese groups to visit Israel. The short interview provides some insights into how the Chinese see Israel and offers some curious cross-cultural interactions.     Here’s the video : …

30 Aug, 2010 in Asia-Israel connections
The importance of studying Chinese - Israeli Prime Minster

The current Israeli prime minister – Benjamin Netayahu – spoke at the last Israeli Business Convention and elaborated the importance of introducing Chinese studies to the Israeli education system. I’ve known about this for quite a while, but I finally got around to listen to his speech.     Here’s …

28 Aug, 2010 in Asia-Israel connections
Growing Chinese studies trend - Israel

3 years after I wrote about the first signs of the Israeli Chinese studies trend and there are signs that the trend is still going strong (see “The Chinese Language Studies Trend in Israel” and “Channel 2 story : Israelis studying Chinese” for more info). Every once in a while, Israeli news channels rediscover this […]

26 Aug, 2010 in Asia-Israel connections
China to Israel Love – Yang

I know a few cross-cultural couples who live in Israel and every once in a while when I go back to Israel I get to meet a few more. It’s only natural, since I am on the Israel-Asia line and many of the people I know are western expats living in Asia or Asians living […]

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