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UNRWA Funding

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 3:30 pm | Jewish Council

The New Zealand Jewish Council is pleased that the Prime Minister has announced a pause in funding for UNRWA, the UN agency solely dedicated to supporting Palestinians who it defines as refugees, after reports that certain employees participated in ... More >>

NZJC Statement On Language Used In Parliament

Friday, 8 December 2023, 11:58 am | Jewish Council

The New Zealand Jewish Council and the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand are dismayed at the use of inflammatory and Holocaust-related language in the political arena in New Zealand. At the first sitting of the new Parliament, we witnessed multiple ... More >>

NZJC Statement On Bomb And Death Threats In New Zealand

Friday, 24 November 2023, 3:44 pm | Jewish Council

The New Zealand Jewish Council, along with the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand, is dismayed that Jewish Synagogues, Temples and centres in New Zealand have been the target of bomb and death threats. The organisations call on all parties to de-escalate ... More >>

Concerns About Social Cohesion

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 2:07 am | Jewish Council

Monday 20th November 2023 “There is no place in New Zealand for the threats, assaults, school bullying, graffiti, property damage, and the open anti-Jewish antagonism in social media and inflammatory public rhetoric which are threatening to our community ... More >>

Defacement Of Sir Dove-Meyer Robinson Statue With Swastika

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 4:28 pm | Jewish Council

The New Zealand Jewish Council has witnessed with sadness the antisemitic vandalism of the statue of the Jewish former Auckland Mayor, Sir Dove-Myer Robinson. An image shown on the New Zealand Herald website shows that the statue was daubed with a swastika, ... More >>

John Tamihere’s Use Of The Word “Pogrom”

Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 1:52 pm | Jewish Council

The New Zealand Jewish Council notes with dismay John Tamihere’s reported comments that “This is a pogrom” in relation to an NZ Herald investigation into the use of funds by charities associated with him. He also likened the experience to Jews ... More >>

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 >>





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