Thailand. A festive ceremony of bringing a new Torah roll in the synagogue took place in the capital Bangkok. Tens of Israeli tourists participated in a festive march, arranged to mark the event. Surprised by such a strange show, Thailand residents curiously stared at the Jewish group passing along the main street singing Jewish songs.
USA. In accordance with a recently published book "Military Zionism in America", FBI secretly traced Zionist leaders in USA in 1930 -1940's. FBI agents tapped phone calls, read mail correspondence of Zionists who ran for elections into the Congress with the aim to influence the relations between USA and Great Britain and had close connections with Jewish underground organizations in Palestine.
Brazil. Salomao Malina, a Jew residing in Brazil - hero of World War II -, died being aged 79.
Malina, having at that time the knick-name "Captain", was fighting during the war in Southern Italy in a Brazil subdivision of the anti-Hitler coalition ally army. In 1967 he lost his hand, when at the secret meeting of Communist Party members of Brazil a bomb exploded in his hands.
Germany. At the beginning of September in Berlin the Evangelist Church of Germany opened its first memorial to Nazi victims from Eastern Europe. This is a peculiar confession of church' guilt before dependent "third Reich" workers. After Bishop Wolfgang Huber, there was a labor camp in the cemetery of Jerusalem community in the Berlin district of Neukeln in 1942-1945. More than 100 dependent "third Reich" workers from Russia, Ukraine and other East-European countries used to work there. "For long years the church has been hiding the truth about its exploiting "Ostarbeiteren" during the World War II", - said Huber. He stated the "community and, first of all, young generation of Germans must know about dark pages of our history".
New Zealand. The Israeli "Ormat" company, dealing with the construction and running of geo-thermal electric power stations, signed a treaty on constructing of a geo-thermal electric power station in New Zealand with the capacity of 39 megawatt. This is the second geo-thermal electric power station being constructed by the "Ormat" company in New Zealand. The first one, with the capacity of 52 megawatt, was constructed about 3 years ago. The total sum of the project constituted 54 million USD. The delivery of equipment and construction of the station will take 19 months from the day the works start. The "Ormat" company has recently won a tender to deliver the equipment for a geo-thermal electric power station in Costa-Rica. The total sum of it is 18,7 million USD.