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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 …

In support of the State of Israel

I do not regard Israel as the “pre-eminent nation on earth, above all others…in accordance with biblical scripture” as one subscriber’s accusation was. If …

NZ must reconsider unconditional support of UNRWA

Over the past nine years, New Zealand has contributed $10.4m to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) but has never once publicly …

New Zealand could also benefit from Israel innovation agreement

In 2017, Israeli high-tech exits totaled $23b billion and 14 Israeli companies are listed on the Australian stock exchange and the scope of bilateral …

Humanitarian crises of 2017

This past year has been extremely difficult for some people. Hundreds of thousands of refugees or displaced persons and millions of people on the …

Ten basic facts about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

In all the discussion about this decades-long conflict and the quest for a solution, some basic facts are too often missing, neglected, downplayed, or …

Eight questions for Ms Ardern and Mr Peters on the United Nations vote

Prime Minister Ardern and Foreign Minister Peters both stood by New Zealand’s decision to vote for a resolution that declared the recognition of Jerusalem …

The legal status of Jerusalem: Is Trump right?

President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been subject to intense international scrutiny. Amid …

The anniversary of the infamous UNSC Resolution 2334

Today is the anniversary of New Zealand’s co-sponsorship of UNSC Resolution 2334. Many kiwis were, and are, indignant that then NZ Foreign Minister McCully …

New Zealand sided with the mob in yet another anti-Israel UN resolution

New Zealand has further entrenched UN discrimination against the only Jewish state by voting with the mob, against sovereign nations being allowed to declare …

Israel Institute of NZ urges Government to vote against anti-Israel UN resolution

Israel Institute of New Zealand Director David Cumin is urging the Government to vote against a UN resolution criticising the US decision to recognize …