With travel largely on hold due to COVID-19, Birthright Israel disseminates content in new ways

January 6, 2022 by  
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Taglit-Birthright Israel is well-known around the world for its free Israel trips for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 32…writes Howard Blas. Read more

Why does New Zealand continue to support the bullies?

December 23, 2021 by  
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I continue to be surprised by how many good people and democratic governments ignore the obvious flaws with the UN. One of the most glaring issues is the institutional racism of the world body, expressed as disproportionate vitriol against the only Jewish nation. Read more

Verbal violence

December 10, 2021 by  
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Definition: Verbal abuse (also known as verbal aggression, verbal attack, verbal violence, verbal assault, psychic aggression, or psychic violence) is a type of psychological/mental abuse that involves the use of oral language, gestured language, and written language directed to a victim. Read more

IINZ welcomes NZ withdrawal from Durban IV

September 10, 2021 by  
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Four more countries have joined the growing list of nations boycotting the ceremonies to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Durban declaration. They are Italy, Croatia, Cyprus and New Zealand. Read more

IINZ lodges ombudsman complaint over New Zealand funding hate

September 8, 2021 by  
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The Israel Institute of New Zealand (IINZ) has lodged a formal complaint to the ombudsman over funding of hate. Read more

Is Israel an apartheid state?

September 1, 2021 by  
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Like many New Zealanders over the age of 50 I can still vividly recall the 1981 Springbok Rugby Tour of New Zealand. Read more

IINZ urges government to say no to racism

August 30, 2021 by  
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The Israel Institute of New Zealand is calling on the NZ government to boycott the proposed event commemorating the 2001 Durban Conference, where pictures of Hitler were circulated and Jews were blamed for 9/11. Read more

NZ Human Rights Commission’s campaign to address racism

August 27, 2021 by  
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The Human Rights Commission has launched an initiative to gather Aotearoa New Zealand’s thoughts on how to address racism. Read more

New Zealand Jewish community looks to the future

August 15, 2021 by  
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New Zealand Jewish leaders representing over 25 organisations gathered in Auckland from around the country recently for a full day of workshops, seminars, and a deep desire for increased collaboration. Read more

The inevitable inequitable application of proposed laws

August 4, 2021 by  
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Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop selling ice cream in Jewish communities in the West Bank has caused ripples – and may be a breach of US laws that prohibit discriminatory boycotts. Read more

NZ Jewish leader appointed to advisory group dealing aftermath of the 2019 double mosque massacres

June 13, 2021 by  
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President of the New Zealand Jewish Council Stephen Goodman has been appointed to the Ministerial Advisory Group on the Government’s Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch mosques. Read more

IINZ calls for immediate halt to NZ funding of hate and incitement

June 11, 2021 by  
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The Israel Institute of New Zealand is calling on the New Zealand government to stop funding hate and incitement. Read more

Blinken blunders and other balagan

June 4, 2021 by  
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For those uninitiated in the nuances of modern Israeli discourse, balagan loosely translated means chaos or fiasco. Read more

NZ Green Party MPs uses Hamas slogan

May 19, 2021 by  
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The New Zealand Jewish Council has condemned the inflammatory comments and inaccurate statements made by two Green MPs in recent days, which risk stoking antisemitism and endangering Jews in New Zealand. Read more

Preventable and predictable

May 7, 2021 by  
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When tragedy strikes the often-heard explanation is that it was “an act of God” and therefore unforeseen and beyond the ability of humans to prevent it. Read more

Earth Day 2021: An unprecedented opportunity to restore our Earth

April 27, 2021 by  
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The coronavirus pandemic has presented us with one of the most acute challenges of our generation. Read more

A loss for the New Zealand community

February 28, 2021 by  
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The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand (HCNZ has announced the passing of its Founding Director, Inge Woolf z”l. Read more

Frustrations about NZ’s Fourth Estate

February 12, 2021 by  
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The role of media in any country is vital for democracy. That’s why non-democratic rulers often tightly control the flow of information and why we should be concerned at the state of global press freedom, especially with looming challenges. Read more

Two Aussies and one Kiwi in Israel’s cycling 2021 team

December 1, 2020 by  
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The Israel Start-Up Nation 2021 cycling team will consist of 32 riders from Israel and 16 other countries. Read more


November 27, 2020 by  
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Yiddish is a most expressive language which often defies perfect translation into English as well as conveying its emotional intent. Read more

NZ heads to the polls

October 13, 2020 by  
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When New Zealand entered its second lockdown in August it led to the election being postponed for nearly a month – from the original date of September 19 till October 17. Read more

An innovation agreement signed between Israel and New Zealand

March 5, 2020 by  
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An Agreement on Cooperation in Technological Innovation, Research and Development has been signed today between the Government of the State of Israel and the Government of New Zealand resulting to pursue a sustained effort to promote innovation, research and development, technological and economic cooperation between Israel and New Zealand. Read more

New Zealand joins bullies at UN again and supports online incitement

November 17, 2019 by  
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The United Nations just passed eight resolutions against Israel and zero against any other country. New Zealand participated in this bullying again, voting for seven and abstaining on one. Read more

Holocaust Centre of New Zealand’s founding director named as a finalist in the Women of Influence Awards

September 1, 2019 by  
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Holocaust survivor, former refugee, business-woman and community volunteer, Inge Woolf has been named a finalist in the prestigious New Zealand Women of Influence of Awards in the Community Hero category. Read more

The “cycle of violence” continues and New Zealand remains silent

May 8, 2019 by  
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This past weekend, more than 700 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israeli civilian areas. Read more

NZ MP promoting BDS

May 2, 2019 by  
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A New Zealand Labour MP is actively promoting the discriminatory BDS campaign against Israel. Dr Duncan Webb has recently tweeted that “[BDS]… is a concrete way to express a political view…”. Read more

NZ Defence Minister Mark meets Netanyahu

January 28, 2019 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has met with New Zealand Defense Minister Ron Mark at the Prime Minister’s office in Jerusalem. Read more

Maoris apologise to Israel

August 1, 2018 by  
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History was made on 29 July 2018 when the indigenous people of New Zealand organised a special ceremony to honour and welcome the Israeli ambassador, His Excellency Dr. Itzhak Gerberg. Read more

NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade promotes BDS event featuring supporter of terror group

July 16, 2018 by  
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The Auckland office of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) has promoted an event entitled “The One-State Solution and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign: Civil society responses to governmental failure on Palestine/Israel” by retweeting the event. Read more

Israeli embassy in New Zealand says upcoming UNGA assembly will be one-sided

June 12, 2018 by  
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The suggested United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) scheduled to take place tomorrow  (Wednesday) concerning the violence on the Gaza Border is one-sided. Read more

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