Sun, Nov 11, 2007 - Page 2 News List

FEATURE: Israeli official finds ways to lend a hand in Taiwan

LIKE-MINDED Israeli Representative Raphael Gamzou said he sees similarities between the philosophy that drives Buddhist humanitarian work and Jewish beliefs

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  STAFF REPORTER

"Today the group doesn't hate Jews, but tomorrow it might hate Filipinos here. Because according to the ideology of Hitler, a racist, some races are superior and some races are inferior. They might hate the Filipinos or Indonesians," he said.

Israel is ready and willing to help the government by sharing its experiences in educating youth about "the darkest chapter" of history, Gamzou said.

He said he suggested Tu send groups of educators to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel's memorial to Holocaust victims. Yad Vashem's courses on teaching about the Holocaust and racism draw teachers from all over the world.

Gamzou said that although he had met with Tu since March and made further proposals on education to combat racism, the education minister had not responded to the suggestions.

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