Ran Ezer


Thai Course Launched

By Ran Ezer

A new Yiddish course is debuting in an unexpected place: Bangkok.Read More


A Virtual Verbal Volley

By Ran Ezer

Viewers of Thailand’s Channel 9 were treated to an unlikely spectacle Monday night: a debate between Israeli ambassador Yael Rubinstein and her Iranian counterpart, Mohsen Pakein.Read More


As Parents Mourn in Thai Hotel, Muslims Recruit Outside

By Ran Ezer

BANGKOK – Tsion and Michal Sa’adia were vacationing in this Southeast Asian city last week when an official from the Israeli Embassy in Thailand tracked them down in room 1243 of the Bangkok Palace Hotel.Before Israeli envoy Idit Shamir, first secretary deputy chief of mission, could deliver the message, Michal was fearing the worst about herRead More


Tsunami Doc Says ‘I Do’

By Ran Ezer

A year ago the Southeast Asian tsunami sent Ron Bombiger, a Los Angeles-based Israeli, to a Thai hospital bed with a leg injury. One of the doctors who checked in on him was Dorit Nitzan, who flew to the area as part of an Israeli emergency team sent right after the disaster hit.This week, as Thailand marked the first anniversaryRead More


Muslims Come to Israel’s Defense at Asian Parley

By Ran Ezer

BANGKOK — When Israeli officials showed up in Thailand last week to participate for the first time in the annual meeting of the Association of Asian Parliaments for Peace, they received a hostile welcome from several Muslim nations. But in a sharp turnaround from other international parleys, Israel found itself being defendedRead More






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