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

Israeli embassy in NZ declares Israel’s rights to protect its borders

May 18, 2018 by  
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The Israeli embassy in Wellington, New Zealand has stated will Israel will protect its sovereignty until such time as peace has been negotiated. Read more

Jacinda unhappy with Israel but cops local criticism

May 16, 2018 by  
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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. Read more

New Zealand MP addresses Yom Hashoah commemoration event

April 19, 2018 by  
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New Zealand MP Michael Wood, Under Secretary to the Minister of Ethnic Communities addressed the audience at this year’s Yom Hashoah commemoration event. Read more

Just when you think you have heard it all

February 2, 2018 by  
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It seems there is no limit when it comes to covering news about Israel and Jews. This week in particular has served up yet more examples of the absurdities we face…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

NZ must reconsider unconditional support of UNRWA

January 14, 2018 by  
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Over the past nine years, New Zealand has contributed $10.4m to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) but has never once publicly condemned their egregious inefficiency, history of staff inciting and supporting terror, use of schools and other buildings as militant bases, or allegations of corruption. Read more

Oh Lordey – more sour notes from Down Under…writes Michael Kuttner

December 29, 2017 by  
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Whether it is something in the water, plain old ignorance or political hypocrisy, whatever the reason, New Zealand has well and truly soiled its reputation when it comes to Israel in recent times. Read more

New Zealand pop icon Lorde faces backlash for upcoming Israel concert

December 21, 2017 by  
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Kiwi pop icon Lorde is facing backlash for scheduling a concert in Israel for 2018. Her fans demanding that she boycotts the country completely. Read more

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

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