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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 …

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 …