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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 …

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 …