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  • People of New Zealand Reach out to Jews After Attack on School

    The Jewish community in New Zealand has been over-whelmed by the extraordinary display of solidarity by their non-Jewish neighbors since four children were stabbed July 16 by an apparently demented woman at Auckland’s small Jewish day school. Many Christian New Zealanders attended Sabbath services devoted to the families of the young victims, all of whom… More ▸

  • New Zealand Receives Evidence War Criminals Are in Its Midst

    New Zealand confirmed Wednesday that it has received a list of eight Nazi war criminals who may have come to the country after World War II. “If there are war criminals in New Zealand, there will be no hole deep enough for them to hide in,” External Relations Minister Mike Moore told Parliament when the… More ▸

  • New Zealand Panel Comes Under Fire for Linking Zionist Group to Racism

    A storm of protest roiled New Zealand’s normally placid political waters last week, after a government agency invoked the U.N. General Assembly’s 1975 resolution equating Zionism with racism in connection with a grant to a local Zionist youth group. Paradoxically, New Zealand voted against the U.N. resolution and is involved in efforts to get it… More ▸

  • New Zealand Withholds Israel Envoy

    Israeli officials had no comment Wednesday on reports that New Zealand has delayed sending an ambassador to Israel because it disapproves of Israel’s behavior toward the Palestinians in the administered territories. The Foreign Ministry said it had received no formal notification from Wellington. But New Zealand’s foreign minister, Russell Marshall, stated flatly on radio this… More ▸

  • New Organization Founded to Represent New Zealand Jewry

    A new organization authorized to represent the New Zealand Jewish community has been established in Wellington at a national conference attended by Jewish leaders from all the centers of Jewish population. The new umbrella group is to be known as the New Zealand Jewish Council. New Zealand’s Jewish community numbers 3,500 and is divided mostly… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of New Zealand

    — Educational standards at Auckland’s small Jewish elementary school are so high that non-Jewish parents compete to enroll their children in it. Thus, while its cuisine is kosher and the character of an important part of its curriculum is Jewish, two-thirds of both pupils and teachers are non-Jewish. Founded in 1965 as a kindergarten, Kadim… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of New Zealand

    Since their arrival among the first British settlers in New Zealand nearly a century-and-a-half ago, Jewish New Zealanders never felt seriously troubled by anti-Semitism. They do now. An upsurge of what may be called traditional anti-Semitism is deeply concerning the tiny community of approximately 4,000 Jews who live mainly in the cities of Auckland and… More ▸

  • Australia, New Zealand Opposed to Banning Israel from the UN

    Australia declared officially Friday that it would “strongly oppose any moves designed to exclude Israel from participating in the General Assembly or other United Nations bodies.” In a statement released in Canberra, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Don Willesee, said it was the longstanding position of the Australian government to support Israel’s continuing membership… More ▸

  • Ervin Kaldor, Jewish Leader in New Zealand. Australia, Dead at 61

    B’nai B’rith mourned the death of Ervin Kaldor, who had served during the past year as president of the organization in Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Kaldor died in Australia Feb. 23 after an illness. He was 61. B’nai B’rith president David M. Blumberg, who last May installed Mr. Kaldor for a three-year term as… More ▸

  • Israel Backs New Zealand’s Opposition to French Nuclear Tests

    Premier Golda Meir informed Premier Norman Kirk of New Zealand today that Israel backed his country’s opposition to French nuclear tests in the South Pacific area. Mrs. Meir was replying to a cable which Kirk sent he and scores of other national leaders asking their support for New Zealand’s opposition to the tests. The Israeli… More ▸