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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, …

Dr Jonathan Spyer on current conflicts in the Middle East

Dr Spyer talks with Dr David Cumin about current conflicts in the Middle East.

NZ groups respond to US exit from UN ‘cesspool of political bias’

This week US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, announced the US withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). Haley stated that …

NZ continues one-sided condemnation of Israel at UN

New Zealand has yet again supported a one-sided, biased United Nations General Assembly resolution that censured Israel, while ignoring the role of terrorist organisation …

Kiwi support for terror in the heart of Auckland City

Approximately 20 people gathered in Aotea Square, Auckland, to show support for the Iranian-backed Lebanese group, Hezbollah, on Fri, 08 June 2018. The protesters …

The language used about Palestinians is putting their lives at risk

Donna Miles-Mojab wrote that the language used about Palestinians is putting their lives at risk. I agree that the language used by most mainstream media …

Māori honour Ben Gurion film-maker

Doc Edge’s final screening of the film ‘Ben Gurion, Epilogue’ ended on a high note, despite an earlier series of incidents designed to shut …

New Zealand out of step with traditional allies at UN [again]

The speech from Ms Jillian Dempster, New Zealand’s permanent representative to the UN, at the 28th special session of the Human Rights Council was …

Gaza, Israel, and NZ’s moral confusion

This has been a distressing week for those who value justice and truth telling. The conflict on the Israel Gaza border has been portrayed …