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What if

Sometimes, when considering the past, it is tempting to indulge in a “what if” thought experiment. 2017 is a year of milestones in the …

Nikki Haley: UNSC 2334 an impediment to peace

United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, gave a speech at a United Nations Security Council briefing to address a proposed resolution …

Palestinian intransigence has a price too

Trump’s recent announcement to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, heralding his intention to move the embassy there from Tel Aviv, reminds the …

Has the media become part of the conflict?

It’s a sad comment on New Zealand’s media coverage of Israel that extreme voices get coverage, while balanced and informed commentary is largely ignored. …

At OIC summit, Abbas crosses a line into apparent antisemitism and rejectionism

In the aftermath of the US announcement on December 6 recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the intent to move their Israeli …

Who’s Colonising Whom?

We often read or hear it said today that the Jews are the “colonisers” and “imperialists” in the Middle East but who’s been fact-checking …

2334 more damaging than US announcement: Alex Rychin

Australian Alex Rychin weighs into the contention surrounding Trump’s announcement and points out that while issues involving Jerusalem evoke passion, the position of the …

UN anti-Israel bias confronted by Envoy Nikki Haley

US envoy Nikki Haley delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations Security Council yesterday on the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s …

Harvard Law Professor: Trump right to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a perfect response to President Obama’s benighted decision to change American policy by engineering …

Jerusalem controversy: nothing new

Donald Trump’s announcement today recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was, in itself, nothing new, nor should it be controversial. His speech was, in fact, …

Israel Institute of NZ calls for NZ Government to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Israel Institute of New Zealand Director Dr David Cumin has welcomed today’s announcement of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Capital of …

President Trump’s announcement re Jerusalem

Graeme Carlé: History Ignored

In an op-ed in our local Dominion-Post The Distorted Israeli Lens on History (13 Nov, 2017), Serena Moran wrote that “there is nothing to celebrate in …

New Zealand showed continued anti-Israel bias at UN in 2017

The United Nations, it has long been known, is not a safe space for Israel. Thirty-two nations within the UN do not recognise Israel …