Shameful…writes Michael Kuttner

December 8, 2017 by  
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On 31 October at Beersheba I listened to endless platitudes, mutual back slapping and great sounding sentiments from the Prime Ministers of Australia and Israel and the Governor General of New Zealand. Read more

Diplomatic freeze between New Zealand and Israel seen as a “blemish” on World Stage

December 1, 2017 by  
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The diplomatic freeze between New Zealand and Israel is being labeled a “blemish” on New Zealand’s reputation internationally. Read more

Former NZ Foreign Minister responds to his predecessor’s remark on Iranian diplomat

November 5, 2017 by  
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New Zealand National Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson and foreign minister in the recently defeated government Gerry Brownlee says reports that an Iranian diplomat delivered what was effectively a hate speech at an Auckland mosque in June raises questions as to why Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters hasn’t already required the withdrawal of the diplomat’s credentials and his removal from the country. Read more

Governor-General Patsy Reddy meets Israel’s leaders

October 31, 2017 by  
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New Zealand Governor General Patsy Reddy has visited Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin on her visit to mark the 100thanniversary of the WW1 battle for Be’er Sheva. Read more

UN Security Council Resolution 2334 criticised in NZ coalition agreement

October 27, 2017 by  
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Last week New Zealand’s new Prime Minister-elect, Jacinda Ardern, and New Zealand First leader and Deputy Prime Minister-elect, and likely Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters, signed a coalition agreement, which revealed the full extent of the policy wins obtained by New Zealand First in return for enabling the Labour Party to form a government. Read more

The new New Zealand Government

October 26, 2017 by  
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Well the outcome  of the coalition talks wasn’t as I advocated back on September 27 but we have an interesting situation now that the cabinet is known. In particular the four ministers and one under-secretary allocated to New Zealand First…writes John McCormick. Read more

So who goes to Beersheba?

October 20, 2017 by  
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As New Zealand welcomes its new Labor Prime Minister, it is a waiting game to see who will represent at the 100th anniversary of the famous Light Horse cavalry charge which won Beersheba and marked the end of the Ottoman rule. Read more

Fairfax makes up quotes to attack NZ-Israel innovation deal

October 19, 2017 by  
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Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union, has issued a press release and penned an article to correct false and misleading reporting by Fairfax journalist, Madison Reidy, that gave the impression that the Taxpayers’ Union had an anti-Israel agenda.    Read more

Historian travels New Zealand to recount Holocaust Denial experience

October 17, 2017 by  
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History aficionados attended an event at University of Otago’s Wellington Campus on the weekend to hear a famous historian share how he overcame an infamous Holocaust denier. Read more

An indigenous New Zealander says “I am a Zionist”

October 15, 2017 by  
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Part Maori, part Samoan and part Italian, this Kiwi explains why he is a Zionist…a video production. Read more

Israeli students receive New Zealand citizenship in Dunedin

October 7, 2017 by  
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Israeli siblings Ari and Michelle Fridman pledged oaths as two of the sixty-eight people to officially become New Zealand citizens at a ceremony in Dunedin this week. Read more

Innovation funding agreement underway for New Zealand and Israel

October 7, 2017 by  
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A new innovation agreement is currently being forged between the New Zealand and Israeli governments. Read more

Remembering Kristallnacht

October 7, 2017 by  
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Visitors to Wellington NZ around this coming 9 November can take in a Kristallnacht commemoration concert of special music related to that violent and tragic event. Read more

Remembering is a tool for the future

January 29, 2017 by  
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Messages about the importance of remembering the lessons of the Holocaust dominated UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration in Auckland. Read more

McCully meets Netanyahu

November 18, 2016 by  
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Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu has met with New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully, who is on an official visit to Israel. Read more

Minister Parata to attend Peres funeral in Israel

September 30, 2016 by  
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New Zealand’s Education Minister Hekia Parata will represent the country at the state funeral of former President Shimon Peres in Israel today. Read more

Ex-New Zealand PM Helen Clark in the race for UN head


April 7, 2016 by  
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New Zealand’s former prime minister Helen Clark has announced she is planning to run for the position of next UN secretary-general. Read more

New Zealand Signs New Film Co-Production Agreement with Israel

March 4, 2016 by  
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A new film co-production agreement between New Zealand and Israel was cemented this week at the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) in Wellington. Read more

NZ lifts sanctions against Iran

February 19, 2016 by  
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Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand has completed the domestic processes required to lift the United Nations sanctions against Iran. Read more

Journalist reports that “she hasn’t been harmed”

June 30, 2015 by  
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Israeli naval commandos have boarded and taken control of the activist boat ‘Freedom Flotilla III’ – tying to break the Gaza blockade. New Zealand journalists were on board. Read more

Israel-Palestine conflict: NZ FM says both sides share similar goals

June 28, 2015 by  
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New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully has said that the Israelis and Palestinians share similar goals. Read more

Kiwi media ‘climbs aboard’ for Gaza

June 26, 2015 by  
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A New Zealand team from Maori Television has joined Freedom Flotilla III, which has just set sail from the port of Messina, Italy to link up with other ships taking supplies to Palestinians in Gaza. Read more

(UN)limited obsessions continue…writes Michael Kuttner

June 26, 2015 by  
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Another week and more obsessive, unmitigated outpourings of condemnation issue forth from groups which are dedicated to slandering the Jewish State. Read more

Spreading the word

June 19, 2015 by  
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Shmuel and Fredja Rothbard – both Holocaust survivors, landed in Auckland this week from Israel to begin a powerful journey sharing their remarkable survival stories to students and community groups. Read more

New Zealand’s top students visit WSCI in Israel

June 9, 2015 by  
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Five Year 13 secondary school students and one teacher have been selected by the Royal Society of New Zealand to attend the World Science Conference-Israel (WSCI) in Jerusalem in August. Read more

Opening banter

June 4, 2015 by  
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New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has met with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Read more

Way Off Key

May 1, 2015 by  
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I predicted at the time New Zealand replaced Australia on the UN Security Council that the latter’s realistic attitude and voting records concerning Israel and peace would be abandoned once NZ took up its seat. Read more

New Zealand finally has an ambassador to Israel

May 1, 2015 by  
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A diplomatic dispute came to its end in Jerusalem yesterday when Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin accepted the credentials of New Zealand’s ambassador Jonathan Curr. Read more

We have the will – find the way

April 23, 2015 by  
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New Zealand’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations has delivered a speech to the General Assembly advocating a return to Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Read more

Dialogue and friendship core values for Abrahamic Council relaunch

April 16, 2015 by  
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The Christian and Jewish communities have expanded to included Muslims in an effort to foster dialogue and friendship. Read more

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