Our Kiwi in Israel
February 20, 2015
Current events in Europe evoke memories of shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic as the superliner steamed its way towards its catastrophic fate.
I believe that my analogy of shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic is very apt. Showing bravado in the face of impending doom, having missed previous opportunities at rescue and counselling others to ignore the obvious, seems to be a recurring theme and yet despite past horrors many still trip down the same disastrous path again and again. ... Read More
Published in the NZ Herald on February 26, 2015
Your editorial states what most observers already suspected — the Government's recent criticism of Israel was intended to ingratiate New Zealand with Islamic nations in order as to win their votes for election to the UN Security Council. But it is naïve in the extreme to assume that this commits us to take an anti-Israel position on every trivial matter. Is our foreign policy now to be made in the capitals of Islamic states?
Demanding that our ambassador to Israel be also accredited to an entity which seeks Israel's destruction was a piece of insensitivity that rivalled the EU's recent demand that Israel's representatives meet with it on Yom Kippur. If Israel has previously tolerated sharing an envoy with its enemy, it has been forbearing, and it has the right of every sovereign state to change its diplomatic policy. The rational response is to designate another representative to the Palestinian Authority, which our Government has sensibly, ... Read More
From News in NZ +
Feb 11, 2015
By Perry Trotter's Blogg - A New Zealand photographer and composer. Perry is the creator of Shadows of Shoah, a unique multidisciplinary touring Holocaust exhibition.
Tonight we remember Europe's decisive action to purge itself once for all of the Jews, and of all that they represent. Advisedly I say Europe acted, not merely Germany....... More at The Times of Israel
Jan 31, 2015
Internationally renowned conductor drops dead in front of screaming audience and musicians during a symphony in Switzerland .... Read More at NZ Herald
Jan 29, 2015
Israel has warned Lebanon's Hezbollah it will pay the "full price" after missiles killed two Israeli soldiers yesterday in an attack that raised fears of another all-out war. ... Read More at NZ Herald
January 30, 2015
by Michael Kuttner
A group of twenty New Zealand high school teachers and educators have been attending a course on Holocaust studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
Following in the footsteps of a previous group these educators spent an intensive two weeks not only learning about how to more effectively teach about the Holocaust but also seeing some of the sights.
Chris Harris, Onehunga College (Auckland), Anna Chapman Holocaust Centre of NZ (Wellington) and Mike Brady, Porirua College (wellington) Chris Harris, Onehunga College (Auckland), Anna Chapman Holocaust Centre of NZ (Wellington) and Mike Brady, Porirua College (wellington)
J-Wire's correspondent Michael Kuttner took the opportunity to talk to some of them the day before International Holocaust Remembrance commemorations were due to take place and they returned home. Read More
Mark John Taylor - aka Abu Abdul Rahman - of New Zealand, has said 'people might call me stupid and dumb.'
By Arutz Sheva
An Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist from New Zealand has suspended his Twitter account after mistakenly tweeting his location from Syria, reports The Independent.
Taylor posted a video three months ago, in which he said he was in Syria and that his "commitment is for jihad."
In September 2011, he appeared on British TV3's 60 Minutes, and claimed his life had been ruined after he previously traveled to Pakistan in 2009 and tried to enter the Al-Qaeda stronghold of Wana.
Mark John Taylor, who now goes by the name of Mohammad Daniel or Abu Abdul Rahman, failed to turn off the location service on his Twitter account, thereby identifying his whereabouts every time he tweeted. Read More
October 30 2014. Read at Stuff.co.nz
The item above was published online in Stuff but not on the NZ Herald web site.
As at October 31 neither appeared in the printed versions of either paper. The photo and article showed about 800 homes raised on the border between Egypt and Gaza and it is intended to stop Militants crossing into Egypt.
Now if it were Israel bulldozing homes.......
By Karin Laub, Wednesday Sep 10, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
The Auckland Anglican and Catholic bishops published a combined statement which contains many inaccuracies, but fortunately good people are responding.
Anglicans Down Under
Anglicans Down Under
Bishops’ Statement “Arrogant, Ignorant, Smacks of Anti-Semitism”
Full article with comnments beloiw
Tuesday 11 Aug 2014
“Bash the Jews, cut their heads off. cut their f****ing heads off”
See on Whale Oil's Blog
Tuesday 9 Aug, 2014
Short UTube video
August 4, 2014.
SYDNEY — Ten thousand Australians rallied in support of Israel in Sydney on Sunday at a peaceful demonstration in one of the city's suburbs.
Participants at the rally waved signs saying “We stand with Israel!” and “Stop the rockets!” and chanted “Am Yisroel Chai” as they heard communal figures defend the Jewish State. ...See article at WJC
Rally in Auckland with a fine speech by Maori woman, Sheree Trotter.
Sheree Trotter is the interviewer and researcher for Shadows of Shoah. She is a Maori New Zealander. On August 10 2014 a rally was held in central Auckland, NZ, to affirm Israel's right to exist, her right to defend herself against Hamas' agression, and to respond to the worldwide surge of antisemitic expression. The event was attended by about 800 supporters. Sheree was invited to give a speech. See and hear here at Shadows of Shoah or Download transscript in pdf
Tuesday 11 Aug 2014
“Bash the Jews, cut their heads off. cut their f****ing heads off”
See on Whale Oil's Blog
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