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  • Relocate nationals from near Gaza border, Thai embassy asks

    July 24, 2014 | 12:03 pm

    The Thai embassy in Tel Aviv asked the Israeli government to relocate Thai nationals working in southern Israel near the Gaza border.

    The request on Thursday came a day after a Thai worker was killed when a mortar fired from Gaza struck the hothouse in which he was working.

    ...
  • Rabbi David Wolpe in Thailand: Have you ever seen a menorah dance?

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    November 6, 2013 | 3:47 pm

    Traveling reminds us that the old is distinctive and the new melds together. I had never been to Thailand, or indeed to any country in Southeast Asia. As the bus rolled through the streets, nothing in the facade of the 7-Eleven convenience store or the crushed muddle of Bangkok...

  • Conversion: Kimia Sun

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    September 4, 2013 | 11:56 am

    Kimia Sun was born a refugee. 

    Her parents were survivors of Cambodia’s Khmer Rogue, which claimed nearly 2 million lives in the late 1970s. The couple was among the lucky ones and escaped to a refugee camp in Thailand, where Sun was born and spent her first months. Next, the...

  • Hello from Thailand!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    August 10, 2013 | 3:10 am

    Hello from Ao Nang, Thailand! Newsletter #31 August 6, 2013

    After over two months on Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, we finished editing our memoir, Traveling in Sin, and traveled a bit more of Thailand. We went to Koh Phanghan, Tanote Beach in Koh Tao, Ranong, Little Koh Chang, Krabi...

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  • Now Thailand must act against ‘Nazi chic’

    July 16, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    Graduation Day, especially from your nation's most prestigious university, is a special time for celebration. It appears that as Thailand's prestigious Chulalongkorn University was bestowing an Honorary Degree to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn last week, some...

  • Prepared or Neurotic?

    By Elana Horwich

    April 8, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Going to India and Thailand means possibilities of all kinds of disease. I need to be prepared.

    Is it that I am a highly allergic, food sensitive, obsessively compulsive healthy eater or is it that I have travelled a lot and know what I need? Two years ago I climbed Mount...

  • Now is the time for Obama to visit Israel

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    November 13, 2012 | 10:55 am

    President Obama leaves Saturday for a three-day trip to Burma, Thailand and Cambodia.  On the way home he should stop in another Asian country, Israel.  It's a trip he should have made early in his first term and is long overdue.

    The timing is good.  He just won a decisive...

  • Bali to Thailand on Air Asia (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    November 13, 2012 | 3:03 am

     

    Bali to Thailand on Air Asia

    Video: Bali to Thailand on Air Asia
    Our two months in Indonesia went almost as quickly as this video of the flight from Bali to Phuket, Thailand on Air Asia! The islands of both countries are so beautiful. We spent July-August 2012 in Bali and...

  • Indian police say Delhi, Bangkok blasts linked

    March 16, 2012 | 10:33 am

    Indian police have established a link between a bomb that wounded an Israeli diplomat’s wife in New Delhi and a fumbled bomb plot in Thailand, the city’s police chief said on Friday, adding that arrest warrants had been issued for three Iranians.

    New Delhi police said one of the...

  • Thailand bombs meant to target Jews, police chief says

    February 16, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    Thailand’s police chief said bombs that exploded in the capital earlier in the week were meant to target Israelis.

    “I can tell you that the target was specific and aimed at Israeli diplomatic staff,” the national police chief, Gen. Prewpan Dhamapong, told a Thai television...

  • Iranian national believed responsible for Thai blasts

    February 14, 2012 | 8:34 am

    Bombs that exploded in a Bangkok house being shared by an Iranian national were being prepared for a large-scale attack against an Israeli target, unnamed Israeli officials are quoted as saying.

    The unnamed officials made their remarks to the Israel media on Tuesday.

    The Iranian...

  • Thai authorities arrest Lebanese man on Israeli tip

    January 13, 2012 | 10:38 am

    Thai authorities working with Israel arrested a Lebanese man alleged to have plotted a bombing attack.

    “A Lebanese suspect from the Hezbollah group has been taken into custody by Thai officials and police are investigating further,” Chalerm Yumbumrung, the deputy prime minister, was...

  • My First Thai Massage Experience

    By Ilana Angel

    October 23, 2011 | 1:28 pm

    It has been a great weekend in Los Angeles.  It’s sunny and warm with the smell of fall in the air.  It’s as if we are almost having a season, which for LA is unusual.  As my family prepares for snow in Canada, I am counting my blessings and was thrilled to go to Starbucks this...

  • Ashley the Bachelorette Makes Me Want to Jab My Eyes Out With a Fork

    By Ilana Angel

    June 20, 2011 | 11:58 pm

    It’s Monday night, which means I am home with a bottle of wine, questioning my sanity as I watch the dumbest show on television.  I seriously need help because I cannot stop watching this crap fest and find myself increasingly obsessed with how bowlegged Ashley is.  I’m also...

  • Thailand Chabad House again damaged by floods

    March 29, 2011 | 10:17 am

    A recently renovated Chabad House in Thailand has been ravaged again by flooding.

    Heavy rains and flooding this week once again put the Chabad House in Koh Samui under water. The center recently completed a $50,000 renovation after floods in November destroyed electrical equipment,...

  • Tikkun Olam, Thailand and an elephant named Yom

    By Phillip Nazarian

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Who would have guessed that a 15-year-old boy born and raised in West Los Angeles would befriend a 49-year-old elephant named Yom who lives in a conservation reserve hidden deep in the jungles of Lampang in Northern Thailand?

    Ever since my bar mitzvah, I wanted to do something that...

  • Jewish Groups Join Quake Relief Efforts

    By Dan Baron

    December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    For thousands of young Israelis, the sun-drenched archipelagos of Southeast Asia were the perfect destination to forget the rigors of military service.

    But this week, that post-Zionist nirvana became a nightmare. The tsunami that swept India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the...

  • Blue and White in Bangkok

    By Rob Kutner

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I had one night in Bangkok, and I was definitely feeling humbled by the traffic. My bus idled, stuck in one of this Thai capitol's infamous daily snarls. I had little idea where in the city I was or how far there was to go, only a destination. And, most agonizing of all, I had less...

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