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Book Review: The Anti-Israel Agenda

“In the Middle Ages, Jews were hated because of their religion. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century they were hated because of their …

Israel’s history part 4 – Land settlement policies

In this 4-part series, Professor Dov Bing examines the historic connections of Jews and Muslims to Israel and the more contemporary establishment of the …

Israel’s history part 3 – Zionism and the Balfour Declaration

In this 4-part series, Professor Dov Bing examines the historic connections of Jews and Muslims to Israel and the more contemporary establishment of the …

Abusing the Holocaust

This year’s commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, was at once illuminated and overshadowed by extraordinary …

New Zealand headlines mislead on Iranian provocation

On Saturday evening, New Zealand time, an Iranian drone (modelled on an American stealth UAV) entered Israeli airspace. An Israeli Air Force attack helicopter …

Israel’s history part 2 – The Arab historical connection with Palestine

In this 4-part series, Professor Dov Bing examines the historic connections of Jews and Muslims to Israel and the more contemporary establishment of the …

Is Marama Davidson a dogmatic street activist or serious political leader?

A day before Marama Davidson’s announcement that she was putting her name forward as a candidate for the Green Party’s co-leadership she attended an …

Israel’s history part 1 – The indigenous Jewish presence in Israel/Palestine

In this 4-part series, Professor Dov Bing examines the historic connections of Jews and Muslims to Israel and the more contemporary establishment of the …

United Nations Human Rights Council discriminates with proposed blacklist

In March, 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted on a proposal from the Palestinian Authority to create a “blacklist” of companies operating …

A Samoan Maori on BDS

Have you heard of BDS? Here in NZ BDS hit the headlines recently for pressuring Lorde to cancel her concert in Israel. And BDS …

BDS Explained: Part I – The Israel Institute of New Zealand

In Part I of BDS Explained, The Israel Institute of New Zealand discuss the objectives of BDS, some of the lies BDS activists spread, …

Early modern Israel through Marti’s lens now at Auckland Art Gallery

November 2016 was the month New Zealand lost an iconic photographer, Marti Friedlander. In her career spanning six decades, Marti says she found the …

The Seven Serious BDS Flaws

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel is supported by a few New Zealand activists and has made headlines recently because of …

Golda Meir: On the Palestinians

Golda Meir was Prime Minister of Israel from February 1969 to June 1974. The following is an op-ed she wrote for The New York Times …