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

Congratulations, Bibi

March 19, 2015 by  
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The B’nai Brith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) and B’nai Brith ANZ have extended their congratulations to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his electoral victory. Read more

Hitler bust removed from sale

March 15, 2015 by  
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New Zealand internet auction site Trade Me has removed from sale a bust of Adolf Hitler. Read more

Ambassadors visit president

March 15, 2015 by  
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Israel’s ambassadors to Australia and New Zealand have joined their counterparts in other Asian/Pacific countries at a meeting with Israeli president Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem. Read more

The Israeli Elections: The first vote is cast!

March 6, 2015 by  
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Israel’s ambassador to New Zealand Yosef Livne has cast the first vote in the 2015 Israeli elections due to be held on March 17. Read more

Web site for the Israeli elections

February 27, 2015 by  
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In the lead-up to the 2015 Israeli Elections, The Australasian Union of Jewish Students  has launched an informative website “israelrepresent.org”.

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Bibles in schools discriminatory?

February 26, 2015 by  
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New Zealand’s secular Education Network has asked the Human Rights Commission to investigate bibles in schools, claiming they breach the Human Rights Act. Read more

Israel: diplomatic peace with NZ

February 25, 2015 by  
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New Zealand has settled its differences with Israel through the appointment of Jim McLay, a special envoy to the Palestinian Authority. Read more

Anglican church apologises for remarks harmful to Jews

February 16, 2015 by  
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The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has issued an apology for ‘hurtful’ remarks made by a bishop in Christchurch, which offended both Jews and Muslims. Read more

Kiwi educators at Yad Vashem

January 30, 2015 by  
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A group of twenty New Zealand high school teachers and educators have been attending a course on Holocaust studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Read more

Here we go again!…writes Michael Kuttner

January 30, 2015 by  
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The year has launched off with a flying start of outrageous terror, political hypocrisy and ramped up rhetoric. Read more

The Holocaust remembered in New Zealand’s capital.

January 29, 2015 by  
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Due to the significance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the commemoration of United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day was more extensive in New Zealand this year. Read more

Israeli may have survived car crash if she had been wearing a seatbelt

January 27, 2015 by  
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Irit Wilder, an Israeli tourist who died in a car accident in New Zealand would probably have survived had she been wearing a seatbelt. Read more

Woolly thinking…writes Michael Kuttner

January 23, 2015 by  
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Even for a country which boasts more sheep than people, the latest performances by New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, as well as the NZ media take some beating (or should that read bleating?). Read more

Museum to Host Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 21, 2015 by  
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For the second year Auckland will  host the United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

New Zealand at the UN Security Council: “a return to the pre-1967 borders”

January 16, 2015 by  
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New Zealand’s Ambassador to the United Nations Jim McLay has delivered his first address at the UN Security Council open debate on the Middle East. Read more

Dotcom blames ‘Jewish’ Hollywood

January 8, 2015 by  
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Kim Dotcom has angered the New Zealand Jewish community after lashing out on Twitter over the FBI’s new legal move against his estranged wife Mona. Read more

Aliyah hits a ten year high

January 1, 2015 by  
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According to end-of-year figures released  by The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, Aliyah hit a ten-year high in 2014, with the arrival of some 26,500 new immigrants. Read more

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