90-yr-old Holocaust survivor honoured

December 8, 2013 by  

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90-year-old Auschwitz survivor Clare Galambos-Winter has received a Hunter Fellowship award from Victoria University of Wellington…a recognition of her support for the NZ School of Music. Read more

Hadassah New Zealand fund-raising to help Palestinian children

December 2, 2013 by  

Hadassah New Zealand is planning to raise funds for the Rozana Project by participating in the March 2014 Jerusalem marathon and generating donations from sponsors in New Zealand and Israel. Read more

Israel contributes to Samoan relief

March 11, 2013 by  

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Shemi Tzur, the Israeli Ambassador to New Zealand has donated NZ$ 12,200.00 on behalf of the State of Israel to the President of the Samoa Victim Support Group. Read more

A travelling Holocaust exhibition created by non-Jews

March 5, 2013 by  

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A devoted Christian couple in Auckland has created a project called Shadows of Shoah (SOS)  initiated by them in Israel in 2008 when they photographed and interviewed Holocaust survivors. Read more

Cemetery desecrator sentenced

February 28, 2013 by  

Punishment for the man who desecrated 15 Jewish graves in Auckland’s oldest cemetery, with swastikas and crude anti-Israeli graffiti, is to be 320 hours community service, nine months supervision and $3000 reparation. Read more

John Key, the Holocaust and his mother

January 28, 2013 by  

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has told an Auckland meeting commemorating United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day about his mother’s escape from Nazi Europe. Read more

NZ Prime Minister launches Holocaust project

January 25, 2013 by  

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New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key today will launch a unique, New Zealand-produced artistic educational project, ‘Shadows of Shoah’ at the official Auckland commemoration of the United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day (UNIHRD)…a move appreciated by Israel’s ambassador to new Zealand. Read more

Flotilla Activism Hurts Chances for Peace

June 28, 2011 by  

Another round of “Flotilla Activism” aimed at inciting greater tension in the Arab-Israeli conflict is underway. Just like last year’s infamous Flotilla incident that resulted in nine deaths, this latest crop of flotilla participants – a fringe group of extremists working alongside terrorists – is more concerned with their own PR and promoting hate, violence, and chaos, rather than on working with Israelis and Palestinians to find peaceful solutions to the conflict. Read more

Fallen Kiwis remembered in Israel

March 11, 2010 by  

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There were definitely some warning signs, Shoshan Purim in Jerusalem, a bizarre spy episode in Dubai, but the surprises that awaited me in Ness Tziona took me totally off guard. Read more

A Gift to the Nation

February 16, 2010 by  

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Emotions ran high at a special event to celebrate an iconic New Zealand Jewish photographer’s gift of a significant collection of vintage prints of elderly Maori women with moko, to New Zealand’s national museum. Read more