Help Mumbai’s Jewish Community

URGENT APPEAL – Help Mumbai’s Jewish Community, 10 May 2021  Dear friends,​ As you will no doubt be aware, COVID is raging in India, overwhelming the country’s health system. This has heavily impacted our Jewish brothers and sisters, as it has everyone else. We have been told that at least 15 members of Mumbai’s Jewish…

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Daily Blog – Antisemitic Cartoon Response

The Daily Blog – Response to ongoing publication of antisemitic Cartoon, 9 May 2021                                 We need to talk about THAT cartoon. The one that depicts Zionism as a virus, with a familiar-looking Nazi-style “S”. The one by Malcom Evans, who…

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Mt Hutt Honouring a Nazi

Mt Hutt and the naming of places to honour a Nazi – 24th March 2021 ​Last year, we became aware that Mt Hutt had named a ski slope and a cafe after Willi Huber, an unrepentant former volunteer member of the Waffen SS.   Many of you will have signed the petition initiated by Rob…

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NATHAN SMITH – Islamophobia and antisemitism

PRESS RELEASE: NATHAN SMITH – Islamophobia and antisemitism, 15 December 2020 The Muslim and Jewish communities deplore the Islamophobia and antisemitism revealed in the personal blog of Chief Editor at the prominent New Zealand Initiative think tank. “Nathan Smith’s attacks on Jews and Muslims as revealed in Newsroom, Think Tank Editor Runs Far-Right Blog |…

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Pesach – Jewish Response to COVID-19

Pesach – Jewish response to COVID-19, ​15 April 2020                                  On Wednesday night, the Jewish festival of Passover began. We recall the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and their liberation from slavery, after Egypt was afflicted with 10 plagues.…

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BSA rejects Kick-off racial slur complaint

Kick-off racial slur complaint rejected by Broadcasting Standards Authority, ​4 December 2019 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. The slur, aired on 13 June…

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Abramic Fund for Victims of Christchurch Terror Attack

New Zealand Abrahamic Fund established for victims of Christchurch terrorist attack, ​17 July 2019 Christchurch mosque victims gifted more than $1.1 million by International Jewish community today. Ceremony attended by members of the Jewish and Islamic communities, and the Mayor of Christchurch. More than $1 million raised by the Jewish communities of New Zealand, Australia and…

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Sri Lanka – Terrorist Attack

Sri Lanka – Terrorist Attack, ​23 April 2019 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 in the last…

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