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At Israel’s northern borders we saw the war and the warning

Monday, 24 July 2017, 4:54 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

New Zealand shares borders with no nation, let alone one that is hostile or where war is raging. By contrast Israel is surrounded by hostile and warring states, and for Kiwis it is very difficult to understand what that is like, at least without ... More >>

Where is there a safe space for Jews?

Friday, 21 July 2017, 3:16 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

Recent events in NZ and abroad in the last month or so have got me wondering about where there is a safe space for Jews. More >>

UNESCO ignores Jewish and Christian ties to Hebron

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 1:42 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

The delegitimisation of Israel and denial of the historical Jewish connection to the Holy Land continues apace with the latest outrageous UNESCO resolution, registering Hebron as a Palestinian heritage site endangered by Israel.   More >>

What sort of relationship does New Zealand want with Israel?

Sunday, 14 May 2017, 9:25 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

Both Prime Minister Bill English and new Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee have said they want to repair the relationship with Israel in the wake of New Zealand co-sponsoring anti-Israel UNSC Resolution 2334 . However, they seem to disagree on what that relationship ... More >>

Sunday Star Times publishes vile Sharon Murdoch cartoon

Saturday, 13 May 2017, 3:50 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

Sunday Star Times publishes vile Sharon Murdoch cartoon Fairfax media outlet, Stuff, published fake news in January 2017 , which led to a stream of anti-Semitic comments on social media . Now, the most recent edition of Fairfax’s Sunday Star Times has ... More >>

Dominion Post editor launches fanciful anti-Israel polemic

Monday, 8 May 2017, 3:08 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

Who recently stated that Israel has “warmongering tendencies” and is engaging in a “deliberate balkanisation programme aimed at sabotaging the twin-state (sic) solution”? More >>

NZ's new Foreign Minister working to right McCully’s wrong

Friday, 5 May 2017, 1:51 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

One of Gerry Brownlee’s first acts after becoming Foreign Minister was to offer an olive branch to Israel in the wake of Resolution 2334 . Brownlee wrote to Israeli Prime Minister expressing his “desire for the Israeli-New Zealand relationship ... More >>

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 >>



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