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Lessons from Israeli AgriTech – report from a recent delegation of New Zealanders and Australians

The Israel Institute of New Zealand has previously written about some of the AgriTech links between Israel and New Zealand and an interview with …

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.

Straight talk from the Heart of Ramallah

Earlier this year IINZ visited Ramallah, accompanied by a German journalist. Yasser Arafat’s tomb is situated in the heart of the Palestinian Authority territory, …

Misleading report paints Israel as petty, vindictive

International and New Zealand media have circulated a misleading story stating that Israel prevented mail reaching the PA for eight years. Designed to make …

A year on IINZ video rattles Baroness Tonge’s cage

A year ago Israel Institute of NZ published the first in a series of videos entitled I Am A Zionist. The video features Auckland …

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 …

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 …

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 …