Australia & NZ.

New Zealand Celebrates Israel70 and Aliyah.

Kiwis from all over New Zealand gathered at the Waipuna Lodge in Auckland this past weekend to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the reestablishment of the State of Israel and Aliyah (assisting the return of Jews to their ancient homeland). The multi-cultural event drew members of the New Zealand Christian, …

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Corbyn supporter appointed as NZ’s Human Rights Commissioner raises questions.

NZ Justice Minister, Andrew Little, has named a replacement to David Rutherford to lead New Zealand’s Human Rights Commission. The candidate chosen is Professor Paul Hunt, an academic at the University of Essex who is described on his Wikipedia entry as a “human rights scholar-activist“. While his CV and academic …

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Sukkot celebrated in Jerusalem by the Maori Community.

Israel marks the annual Feast of the Tabernacles (Sukkot) holiday with a march of support through Jerusalem. Thousands of Christians from all over the world make the traditional pilgrimage to Jerusalem including representatives from the Maori Community. The representatives from the New Zealand Maori Community included Stephanie Harawira and the …

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Maori disapproval for the Government’s actions for standing against Israel.

Guest post from Pacific Pearls which is a God Movement in a Christian Maori Movement. Sunday 29th July 2018 will be a day that will be etched in eternity in the hearts of the Maori and Jewish nation. The Aotearoa Israel Powhiri drew Maori from “O Nga Hau e Wha” …

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New Zealand Parliamentary Friends of Israel Launched.

MP Alfred Ngaro launched the New Zealand-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group at the Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings,. ​Ambassador Dr. Itzhak Gerberg and Deputy Chief of Mission Kasa Bainesay-Harbor were welcomed to the New Zealand Parliament by Group Chairman Hon. Alfred Ngaro along with a group of Members …

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The origins of genocide lie in permissive bias and discrimination.

There is much to find objectionable in Senator Fraser Anning’s first speech to the Australian Senate. The baffling, deplorable invocation of Nazi genocide by referring to immigration as a “problem” requiring a “final solution”, is particularly striking.  But we mustn’t allow this conspicuous statement to prevent us from seeing the real …

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The bias of the New Zealand Government against Israel.

Over the last decade or so there has been a noticeable increase in bias of the New Zealand government against Israel. This despite New Zealand voting in favour of the 1947 UN Partition Plan. Whilst the slide in government opinion can arguably be traced back to the Clark government, it …

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Media Release AJA- The Jewish Nation-State Law.

The Australian Jewish Association (AJA) applauds the passage last week by the Israeli Knesset of the Jewish Nation-State Law. Although largely symbolic, it is nevertheless a significant piece of legislation because it is a reasonable, logical and indeed positive initiative because it is a clear statement of the principles upon …

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The Mitzvah Bar Mitzvah : “Never too old to become a man,”

CAIRNS, QLD. It’s Never too late to celebrate! This past Tuesday, the 10th of July at the Chabad Centre for Jewish life in North QLD (a division of RARA) in Cairns, Grant took on a new label becoming “Bar Mitzvah”ed- a full fledged Jewish adult, albeit, well into his adulthood …

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TVNZ admits inaccuracy in reporting on Gaza riots.

New Zealand’s state-owned television network, TVNZ –  TV New Zealand reported on the Gaza riots in no fewer than three bulletins during their One News show in June.  Following a complaint, TVNZ has admitted that they were inaccurate when reporting the number of casualties as “hundreds of people have been …

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New Zealand “got it wrong” over 2334 – Simon Bridges

National Party leader, Simon Bridges, has acknowledged that New Zealand “got it wrong” by co-sponsoring United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 alongside Malaysia, Senegal, and Venezuela. Though New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, challenged the process at the time – that the decision was not put to cabinet – Mr …

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Sydney ‘True Blue Crew’ far right wing ‘Aussie Pride’ Flag March.

A largely uneventful, and small, far right rally was held in Sydney on Sunday 24 June. The rally was organised by the True Blue Crew (TBC), a far right group that was formed in Melbourne in late 2015. The “Aussie Pride Flag March” rally was made up of a group …

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STATEMENT: The Zionist Federation of Australia .

The Zionist Federation of Australia calls upon Senator Richard Di Natale as leader of The Australian Greens to abide by its core principles and condemn the eco terrorism being perpetrated by Palestinians in Gaza against Israel. Over the last few months, Palestinian terrorists have been engaging in wanton environmental destruction …

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Kiwi Commentators Reveal Holocaust Ignorance.

Amongst the recent legitimate outcry about the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents on the southern border of the United States, many commentators around the world have been quick to raise analogies with the treatment of Jews by the Nazis. In New Zealand, cartoonists and columnists made …

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NZ groups respond to US exit from UN ‘cesspool of political bias’.

This week US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, announced the US withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). Haley stated that after a year of seeking to bring reform to the ‘deeply flawed’ institution that unfairly targets Israel while ignoring the behaviour of rogue states with ‘awful …

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CSU students who wore Nazi, KKK costumes either ignorant or arrogant.

A  line was crossed last week when Charles Sturt University students turned up at a “politically incorrect”-themed party in costumes drawn from three of the most horrendous episodes in history. The celebration marked the end of semester. A number of students arrived at Wagga Wagga’s Black Swan Hotel wearing Ku Klux …

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NZ continues one-sided condemnation of Israel at UN.

New Zealand has yet again supported a one-sided, biased United Nations General Assembly resolution that censured Israel, while ignoring the role of terrorist organisation Hamas. Another emergency session against Israel was held to condemn Israel (while systematically turning a blind eye to the world’s worst perpetrators of gross and systematic …

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Media Release: AIJAC thanks Australian government for principled stance at UN.

Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) National Chairman Mark Leibler AC and Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein AM today wrote to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to express AIJAC’s “sincere appreciation for Australia’s principled stance at the UN General Assembly by voting in favour of the US amendment to the unbalanced …

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ECAJ MEDIA STATEMENT re. Interview of Rev Dr Stephen Sizer on RN Breakfast .

MEDIA STATEMENT from the ECAJ – Executive Council of Australian Jewry regarding the interview  of Rev Dr Stephen Sizer on Radio National Breakfast on Good Friday, 30 March 2018. The ABC has written to the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) apologising for inaccuracies and for the omission of material context …

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Nakba 2018 in Sydney.

As Israelis, and Jews around the world, celebrate the 70th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Jewish state, Palestinian Arabs and their supporters protest the very existence of Israel, in what they call Nakba Day (Arabic for ‘catastrophe’) As Israelis, and Jews around the world, celebrate the 70th anniversary of …

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