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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 …

Book Review: Industry of Lies

Ironically, the phrase “a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes” is frequently attributed to …

Book Review: Thou Shalt Innovate

Israel is a nation of 8 million people living on approximately 22,000km2 (half the land area of New Zealand’s Canterbury region), is surrounded by …

Shame, shame, shame on New Zealand

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel once famously wrote ‘what hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the …

Is New Zealand morally bankrupt?

A definition of this malady states: “moral bankruptcy is the stage a country or organization reaches when it trades away or violates too many …

Holding Palestinian leaders to account

Interviewing the Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, at the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum for the German media outlet Deutsche Welle, Tim Sebastian asked …

New Zealand’s selective outrage raises questions of ideology

Former New Zealand Prime Minister, Robert Muldoon, famously said “New Zealand’s foreign policy is trade” but New Zealand has recently condemned a human rights …

Part two of IINZ’s conversation with Dr Einat Wilf on Jaffa Road

Dr Einat Wilf talks with Dr David Cumin on Jaffa Rd, Jerusalem, about UNRWA, “an organisation that keeps alive Palestinian maximalism and the idea …

Hila Oren talks with IINZ

Hila Oren is CEO and founder of the Tel Aviv Foundation. She is responsible for developing and implementing Tel Aviv’s brand. The Startup City …

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 …