The IINZ report cites examples of UNRWA staff promoting terror & being affiliated with terror groups; gross incitement in school textbooks; ongoing allegations of corruption and inefficiency; and UNRWA perpetuating a “right of return” that Switzerland’s foreign minister, Ignazio Cassis, has deemed an “unrealistic dream” and a key reason UNRWA is “part of the problem.”
By IINZ Staff
New Zealand has now joined the Swiss, Dutch, and Belgium governments in suspending donations to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) following an internal report that found “credible and corroborated” allegations of serious ethical abuses including “sexual misconduct, nepotism, retaliation, discrimination and other abuses of authority, for personal gain, to suppress legitimate dissent, and to otherwise achieve their personal objectives.” Continue Reading »
An official government website, Immigration New Zealand, published a propaganda page with a map of the Middle East that included “Palestine,” (but not Israel), and saturated with one-sided anti-Israel bias.
By HENRY BENJAMIN/JTA
SYDNEY, Australia — Immigration New Zealand, an official government website, published a fact sheet with a map of the Middle East that showed a “Palestine,” but not Israel.
Following a barrage of complaints on social media, the web page was removed, though screenshots remain.
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New Zealand Jewish Council spokesperson said the Jewish community was utterly outraged after the local mosque leader in Christchurch accused the “Mossad” and “Zionist business” of funding the white supremacist attacker on their two mosques.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
New Zealand’s Jewish community is outraged after a prominent mosque leader blamed the Israeli Mossad agency for being behind the terror attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch, the Newshub news website reports.
The incident took place on Saturday during a rally organized by a group called Love Aotearoa Hate Racism in Auckland’s Aotea Square.
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Canterbury Mosque and inset, standing in the dock of the Christchurch District Court, Brenton Tarrant, is being charged with murder in relation to the deadly mosque attacks.
BDS & Pro-Palestinian activists are trying to prevent Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company from performing in February at the New Zealand arts festival.
Pro-Palestinian activists in New Zealand have called on the government there not to issue visas to members of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company, which is scheduled to perform at next month’s New Zealand Festival of the Arts.
In letters to New Zealand’s immigration and foreign ministers, activists from several different pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel boycott groups expressed their “concern” about the scheduled Batsheva performance, according to J-Wire, a Jewish news source from Australia and New Zealand. Continue Reading »
Thomson, “I felt humiliated & ashamed. Eventually it seemed to me that he had found something out & knew that I had lied about something.”
By Bevan Hurley
A peace activist was detained for 48 hours before being sent back to New Zealand for trying to enter Israel on a tourist visa.
Amy Thomson – Photo: Graeme Brown
Amy Thomson, 26, was held at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv on February 26. She tried to enter the country for a three-month voluntary internship at a non-government organisation promoting peace.
Thomson said the Israel Palestinian Centre for Research and Information told her she should claim to be a tourist. Continue Reading »
New Zealand Super Fund excludes 3 Israeli firms on ethical grounds
By NZHerald BusinessDesk
The $20 billion New Zealand Superannuation Fund has excluded three Israeli companies from its portfolio on ethical grounds because of their involvement in illegal settlements and the security wall.
The fund’s investments in the firms were insubstantial. Some $9,744 was held in Africa Israel and its subsidiary Danya Cebus, which had been involved in building Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
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The ‘wall’, here on the edge of Abu Dis, is ugly and intrusive, but succeeded in halting the dozens of suicide bomber that murdered hundreds & maimed thousands prior to its construction.