Jacinda unhappy with Israel but cops local criticism

May 16, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been reported as saying that the New Zealand foreign ministry has spoken with Israel’s ambassador to New Zealand raising concerns about the deaths in Gaza…and is about to repeat the process.

Pastor Nigel Woodley talks to media

Ambassador Itzhak Gerberg is expected to be called in again this week by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to raise concern about the deaths of more than 50 people in Gaza and wounding of 2700 while protesting the move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

But the Flaxmere Christian Fellowship Church in Hastings and its supporters has criticised “the nonsensical condemnation issued by the NZ Government toward Israeli actions on the Gaza border”.

Spokesperson Pastor Nigel Woodley said: “Israel is defending itself not from “peaceful” marchers protesting at the border, but from tyre burning, rock throwing, sometimes knife and gun wielding terrorists inspired by their leaders—Hamas.

If the Gazans were to break through that border it would result in the murder of innocent Israeli citizens living in nearby towns and villages. The NZ Government’s position is that it “has conveyed its condemnation of Israel’s actions to its ambassador in this country”. What actions is it condemning? Israel’s right to defend itself or the Israeli Army for not wanting its citizens to be slaughtered by the Hamas inspired militants crashing through the border? PM Jacinda Adern’s comments where she condemns this violence as “a devastating and one-sided loss of life” is also nonsensical.

Would it have been more appropriate for the PM if there was loss of life on the Israeli side simply to appease the media portrayal? Is that how our PM would send NZ soldiers into battle—on the premise that a certain portion must die so as to make it look right for the international media? Any defence force that can stop an enemy without incurring loss to its own side is called a very smart defence force. It is sad to see NZ politicians playing to the media but not to the truth.

 

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4 Responses to “Jacinda unhappy with Israel but cops local criticism”
  1. Colyn Melech says:

    They are not the only fellowship in New Zealand who is against where the New Zealand stands. Our fellowship in Levin stands with Israel.

  2. Leon Poddebsky says:

    Fathi Hamad, Hamas’ Interior Minister, declared the other day that “Women and children make the best human shields.”
    Hamas fuhrer, Yahya Sinwar, declared that Hamas’aim is to breach the security fence and “eat the Jews’ hearts.”
    And yet there is at least one moronic New Zealand politician who blames Israel as she strikes a delusional, theatrical attempt to perform a “humanitarian” pose.

  3. Leon Poddebsky says:

    The New Zealand Prime Minister is, like many other international hypocrites, posturing hollowly at Israel’s expense. It’s so easy to be a glib pseudo-“humanitarian”, isn’t it Ms Ardern?

  4. Adrian Shine says:

    The left is most often anti Israel.
    I saw Jacinda as a breath of fresh air, notwithstanding, with not much to lose after the National party government’s previous FM co-sponsoring of the disgusting Obama parting gift to the Jews at the INSC.
    You are a big disappointment Prime Minister, true to your labour anti-Israel isldeological bent. We’ve seen it with British labour and you are all the same, sadly.

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