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Antisemitism At Protests At Parliament

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 1:05 pm | Jewish Council

The Jewish Council of New Zealand condemns the antisemitic language that it has witnessed at the protests at Parliament. It is important to remember that while not all protestors agree with the sentiment, standing by and staying silent alongside ... More >>

New Zealand Jewish Council Rejects Amnesty International Report On Jewish Homeland

Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 2:52 pm | Jewish Council

Amnesty International couldn’t have chosen a better time to demonstrate the deeply hateful falseness of its latest report on Israel – where, last week, the first female Muslim Arab district court judge was appointed, and the country continues ... More >>

Texas Synagogue Attack

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 4:03 pm | Jewish Council

The New Zealand Jewish community, like communities around the world, has been very shaken by the Texas synagogue hostage saga, which comes on top of years of increasing antisemitic hate crimes in America and elsewhere, including murderous attacks on ... More >>

NZ Jews Thank Sir Robert Gillies And Māori Battalion

Friday, 7 January 2022, 6:26 pm | Jewish Council

“New Zealand Jews and Jews worldwide owe much gratitude to Sir Robert Gillies and his comrades of the 28th Māori Battalion for their contribution and sacrifice during World War 2,” said president of the NZ Jewish Council Stephen Goodman today. ... More >>

NZ Jewish Council Statement On New Lynn Attack

Friday, 3 September 2021, 6:53 pm | Jewish Council

The New Zealand Jewish Council expresses its deep dismay at the abhorrent attack this afternoon in New Lynn, Auckland and congratulates the police on its swift action in preventing a worse catastrophe. Our thoughts are with the victims and we pray ... More >>

New Zealand Not Immune From Rise In Antisemitism

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 11:58 am | Jewish Council

The representative body of New Zealand Jewry, the NZ Jewish Council (NZJC), has expressed concern about the high number of antisemitic incidents in New Zealand recorded last month. Spokesperson for the NZJC, Juliet Moses, said: "While we haven't ... More >>

Green Party MPs Use Hamas Slogan

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 12:48 pm | Jewish Council

The representative body for New Zealand Jewry condemns the inflammatory comments and inaccurate statements made by two Green MPs in recent days, which risk stoking antisemitism and endangering Jews in New Zealand, as we have seen around the world ... More >>

Candles in the wind

Monday, 16 December 2019, 5:00 pm | Jewish Council

It wasn’t an equal contest on the stage at the Botanic Garden Sound Shell on Sunday – Wellington’s wind v. a large Hannukiah, the 8-branched candelabra used to celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. The wind toppled the candelabra, split it ... More >>

Broadcasting Standards Authority – Kick-Off

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 3:33 pm | Jewish Council

The New Zealand Jewish Council is alarmed and disappointed by the Broadcasting Standards Authority’s decision not to uphold a complaint from a member of the public over the use of the word ‘Jew’ as a racist slur. More >>


Thursday, 10 October 2019, 12:21 pm | Jewish Council

The New Zealand Jewish Council is horrified to learn of the attempted white supremacist attack on a synagogue in Halle, Germany, on the most sacred day of the Jewish year, Yom Kippur. Our condolences go to the loved ones of the two people murdered by the ... More >>

Holocaust Poll 7/8/2019

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 9:51 am | Jewish Council

The Curia Market Research poll results released today reveal a disconcerting level of ignorance and uncertainty about the Holocaust in New Zealand, including that only 32% of those aged under 30 know the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust. Perhaps ... More >>

NZ Jewish Council criticizes Christchurch Central MP

Monday, 20 May 2019, 1:21 pm | Jewish Council

Christchurch Central Labour MP Dr Duncan Webb has been criticized by the NZ Jewish Council for his promotion of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement directed at Israel. More >>

Terrorist Attack on Californian synagogue

Sunday, 28 April 2019, 12:38 pm | Jewish Council

We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the synagogue shooting in California, leaving one person dead and three injured. Our prayers are with the injured and all those affected. More >>

Sri Lanka - Terrorist Attack

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 1:48 pm | Jewish Council

The New Zealand Jewish Council expresses its deep sorrow about the co-ordinated Easter Sunday terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. An attack on any house of worship is an attack on all houses of worship, as we have been painfully reminded ... More >>

New Zealand Jewish Support for Christchurch

Friday, 22 March 2019, 9:12 am | Jewish Council

Following Friday’s heinous terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques, the New Zealand Jewish community has been overwhelmed by enquiries and offers of financial support from its members, as well as overseas Jewish organisations and individuals. ... More >>

NZ Jewish Council responds to Pittsburgh Synagogue attack

Sunday, 28 October 2018, 1:17 pm | Jewish Council

The New Zealand Jewish Council is devastated to learn of the murder of eleven Jews at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh. More >>

NZ Jews welcome condemnation of pro-Hezbollah demo

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 9:37 am | Jewish Council

NZ Jews welcome Shadow Attorney General Chris Finlayson’s statement condemning the pro-Hezbollah protest that took place last Friday in Auckland’s Aotea Square. More >>

Hate crime date collection welcomed

Monday, 20 February 2017, 1:52 pm | Jewish Council

“We welcome the Human Rights Commission proposal to collect better information when hate crimes take place,” New Zealand Jewish Council President Stephen Goodman said today. More >>

Appalling vandalism

Friday, 6 January 2017, 3:49 pm | Jewish Council

“The New Zealand Jewish Council condemns the graffiti attack against Murray McCully. While many in our community disagree with some actions taken by the Minister, offensive acts such as this should have no place in our society and are unacceptable to all ... More >>

NZ Jewish community calls to keep Israel embassy open

Saturday, 24 December 2016, 5:16 pm | Jewish Council

The New Zealand Jewish community calls on the governments of New Zealand and Israel to work together to keep the Israeli Embassy in Wellington open, New Zealand Jewish Council spokesperson Juliet Moses says. "The Israeli Embassy plays a vital role ... More >>