New Zealand rallies for Israel

May 28, 2021 by  
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Simultaneous rallies were held in Hastings, Wellington and Auckland facing bitter cold in all centres, in support of the Jewish State.


It was unfortunate that the media did not come to Hastings to report on the support for Israel in Hawkes Bay. However, we were thrilled that TV1 did a good report on Auckland’s rally making mention also of our other two rallies. Ashley Church, our special guest and a resident of Hawkes Bay did a great job explaining clear details and facts that are often left out of the narrative. He is a director of the Israel Institute of NZ. He contributed so tremendously to the rally.


A bleak and cold day did not dampen spirits as around 500 people from as far as Hamilton, Whangarei and Tauranga gathered in Auckland’s Aotea Square to enjoy speeches, songs and dance.  Ngapuhi kaumatua Pat Ruka, a staunch friend of Israel, opened with a mihi/welcome. A diverse range of communities was represented: Māori, Pasifika, Kurds, Indian, Christian, Jewish and, notably, a group of Iranian refugees showed enthusiastic support.



In Wellington, about 100 attended the rally in the Cuba Mall.

Report from Pastor Nigel Woodley



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