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Free speech threatened at New Zealand Universities

Friday, 7 April 2017, 1:33 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

An open letter signed by a diverse group of 27 prominent Kiwis has been sent to New Zealand MPs affirming the importance of free speech on university campuses. Professor Paul Moon led the initiative saying, “It is dangerous and wrong to silence someone ... More >>

An Illusion of Paradise

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 1:04 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

Dr Norman Simms has taught in New Zealand, Canada, France, and Israel for over forty years as a specialist in literature and in Jewish thought and identity. His latest work, “ Jews in an Illusion of Paradise: Dust and Ashes Volume One ” focuses ... More >>

BSA rules Gaza blockade cannot be reported as “illegal”

Monday, 27 March 2017, 4:03 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has upheld a complaint concerning TVNZ’s coverage of the Israeli maritime blockade of Gaza, on the basis that it breached the required standard of accuracy by stating the blockade of Gaza is “illegal”. In doing so ... More >>

10 Questions for Bill English on NZ’s ‘longstanding policy’

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:58 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

After months of evasion , the New Zealand Prime Minister has finally admitted, in response to another question from Winston Peters about UN Security Council Resolution 2334 in Parliament earlier this week, that the resolution was not put to cabinet ... More >>

Israel and New Zealand to do battle on the ice in April

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 11:31 am | Shalom.Kiwi

Ice sports are not usually associated with Israel, just like bobsledding wasn’t associated with Jamaica until Cool Runnings, and baseball wasn’t associated with Israel before their remarkable wins in the 2017 World Baseball Classic , but Israel ... More >>

How New Zealand pushed a trophy resolution

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 8:57 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

How New Zealand pushed a trophy resolution through and scored an own goal Since the passing of anti-Israel UN Resolution 2334 on Christmas Eve last year, co-sponsored by New Zealand, there have been questions about what kind of mandate the Foreign ... More >>

English speaks up on 2334 after conversation with Turnbull

Sunday, 5 March 2017, 7:58 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

English speaks up on 2334 after conversation with Turnbull Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has taken the opportunity of the Israeli Prime Minister’s historic visit to once again condemn the anti-Israel United Nations Security Council ... More >>

Jewish Community backs HRC in hate crime reporting

Sunday, 5 March 2017, 2:24 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

The New Zealand Jewish Council has added its voice to those government ministers opposing the idea of new hate crime legislation but support the idea of collecting more information when crimes occur. More >>

Un agency continues to incite anti-Semitic violence

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 3:53 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

A recent report presented by UN Watch to the United States congress has uncovered more than 40 alarming new cases of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) school teachers in Gaza, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria inciting Jihadist ... More >>

PM defers to Foreign Minister on UNSC resolution questions

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 3:49 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

In the last days of 2016, an open letter was sent to Prime Minister Bill English , signed by 28 organisations and 858 Jewish and non-Jewish Kiwis, condemning New Zealand’s decision to co-sponsor and vote for the biased anti-Israel United Nations ... More >>

Academic terrorist sympathisers call for sanctions on Israel

Monday, 13 February 2017, 2:57 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

According to the NZ Herald a number of NZ’s ‘leading academics on conflict resolution have slammed the country’s “dangerous double standard” on the Israel-Palestine problem’. These “leading academics” include two University of Auckland Dance ... More >>

We should stand up to, not stand over, hate speakers

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 3:10 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

There’s an old joke about a Jewish Robinson Crusoe who, when washed ashore on a desert island, built two synagogues just so he could have one that “ he never sets foot in “. This sense of disagreement is a fundamental part of Judaism; the Talmud ... More >>

The Paris conference will drive peace further away

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 11:18 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

Another spectacle. Another photo-op to say “I care” and to feel like “I’m doing something”. But the cause of peace will be set back. This is what the Paris Middle East Peace Summit is about. It’s in Paris but it’s not about the Middle ... More >>

McCully’s explanation reinforces bias, flawed logic

Friday, 13 January 2017, 3:40 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

It appears that the persistent criticism of McCully’s sponsoring of the anti-Israel UN Resolution 2334 has hit a nerve. On 12 January 2017 he published a defence of the move in The New Zealand Herald, in an opinion piece titled “Vote to rebuke ... More >>

How ‘long-standing’ and ‘balanced’ is NZ's position?

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 3:10 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

Thousands of New Zealanders have expressed their concerns to the Government regarding UN Resolution 2334, in letters , petitions , protests , and in comments on social media. Foreign Minister Murray McCully’s response in the NZ Herald today merely ... More >>

New Zealand has an issue with terrorism

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 12:24 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

When an Islamist drove his truck into a crowd in Nice last July, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key spoke out against the terror attack . When an Islamist drove his truck into a crowd in Berlin last December, New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English ... More >>

World leaders speak out on biased UNSC resolution; NZ waits

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 9:13 am | Shalom.Kiwi

While the passing of the controversial UNSC Resolution 2334 on the eve of Christmas and Hanukkah went under the radar of many, a number of world leaders have spoken out. Even members of Obama’s own party are appalled at the stance taken by the ... More >>

Hundreds of Kiwis protest NZ’s anti-Israel UNSC vote

Saturday, 31 December 2016, 1:03 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

Hundreds of Kiwis protest NZ’s anti-Israel UNSC vote outside Parliament Shalom.Kiwi The absence of government representatives in Parliament over this holiday period didn’t stop busloads of Kiwis from travelling to Wellington in order to send them ... More >>

Kiwis challenge PM on one-sided, anti-Israel UNSC resolution

Friday, 30 December 2016, 12:07 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

In the wake of New Zealand taking a leading role in pushing through United Nations Security Council resolution 2334, which effectively makes it illegal for Jews to pray at their holiest site and blames only Israel for a lack of peace, 858 Jewish ... More >>

McCully Secures Shameful Legacy for NZ at UNSC

Sunday, 25 December 2016, 7:45 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

McCully Secures Shameful Legacy for NZ at UNSC Shalom.Kiwi As New Zealand prepares to finish its time on the UN Security Council, Foreign Minister Murray McCully will be remembered for his complicity in making it illegal for Jews to pray at their holiest ... More >>



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