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New Zealand government bias against Israel

Over the last decade or so there has been a noticeable increase in bias of the New Zealand government against Israel. This despite New …

Israel Institute calls on government to distance itself from terrorism

Israel Institute of New Zealand director, Dr David Cumin, is calling on the Government to distance itself from a decision by Labour MP, Dr …

The Israel Report | 09 Aug 2018

IINZ co-directors, Ashley Church and Dr David Cumin discuss the recent terror attacks and New Zealand’s lack of response; New Zealand’s unwillingness to also …

Baroness Tonge implies discussing persecution of Jews is antisemitic

In a Facebook post yesterday, Baroness Jenny Tonge stated “…We would all like a safe haven to run to when the going gets tough, …

The Forging of Māori-Israel Friendship

“I want to be your friend” These were the words of Māori tribal elder Pat Ruka to the Israeli ambassador to New Zealand, His …

Alex Ryvchin on his new book and recent events

Alex Ryvchin is the Co-Chief Executive Officer at Executive Council of Australian Jewry. He was in Auckland in June and talked with Dr Cumin about his …

A powerful encounter between Māori and Jew, Aotearoa New Zealand and Israel

A powerful encounter between Māori and Jew, Aotearoa New Zealand and Israel. The ceremony of apology, called a whakapāha, was held to express regret for …

Historic Māori-led apology to Israel

History was made on 29 July 2018 when the indigenous people of New Zealand organised a special ceremony to honour and welcome the Israeli …

The Jewish Nation State Basic Law

There has been some controversy around the newly passed Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People that was passed into Israeli …

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

The Auckland office of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) promoted an event entitled “The One-State Solution and the Boycott, …

Israel Institute demands a New Zealand response to continuing Hamas attacks on Israel

Israel Institute of New Zealand director, Dr David Cumin, is calling on the Government to strongly condemn the latest round of attacks on Israel …

Israel’s continuing existence a remarkable feat of survival

Israel recently celebrated its 70th birthday – no mean feat when nearly everyone around you wants to wipe you off the map. From the …

TVNZ admits inaccuracy in reporting on Gaza riots

New Zealand’s state-owned television network, TVNZ, reported on the Gaza riots in no fewer than three bulletins during their One News show in June. …

New Zealand “got it wrong” over 2334 – Simon Bridges

National Party leader, Simon Bridges, has acknowledged that New Zealand “got it wrong” by co-sponsoring United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 alongside Malaysia, Senegal, …