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Reflections on official engagements

On 27 January, New Zealand Minister of Defence, Ron Mark, National Party Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson, Tim Macindoe, and other delegates met with …

National MP Alfred Ngaro on Israel and 2334

Christmas Eve will mark  two years since New Zealand’s infamous co-sponsorship of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334. The then National government joined Venezuela …

The most remarkable cavalry campaign that liberated a city and a religion

Last year New Zealand commemorated the centenary of the Battle of Bersheva – where the Australian Lighthorse Brigade and the New Zealand Mounted Rifles …

Israel70 – New Zealanders celebrate and support Aliyah

A multi-cultural event was held in Auckland’s Waipuna Lodge last weekend to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary. It was supported by representatives of Christian, Jewish, …

Counter-terror expert trains Kiwi professionals

Israel has had to deal with terror attacks for many years and Dr Itay Gil‘s solemn message for New Zealand is “it’s coming to …

A conversation on Jaffa Road, Jerusalem

IINZ’s co-director Dr David Cumin spoke with Dr Einat Wilf in Jerusalem. Einat presents her perspective on NZ’s co-sponsorship of UNSC Resolution 2334.

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 …

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 …