2 Jewish New Zealanders named by Queen Elizabeth to Honours List

Prominent members of New Zealand's Jewish community honored by Queen Elizabeth in annual 'Honors List.'Henry Benjamin, JTA, 1/2/2020, 7:33 PM

Watch: First Hanukkah candle-lighting around the globe

First night of Hanukkah begins in New Zealand, marking the start of the 8-day festival of lights., 12/22/2019, 2:37 PM

Volcano erupts off the coast of New Zealand

As many as 20 people believed to be injured after volcano erupted on White Island.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2019, 5:51 AM

Son of fmr Syrian president enlisted to find Eli Cohen's remains

New Zealand, Israeli intelligence enlist son of Syrian president who oversaw Eli Cohen's execution to find spy's remains.Gary Willig, 11/24/2019, 12:42 PM

Greenblatt praises New Zealand for suspending aid to UNRWA

US Special Envoy praises countries which suspended aid to UN organization for 'Palestine refugees' amid corruption allegations.Gary Willig, 8/29/2019, 5:19 PM

New Zealand suspends funding to UN aid agency for Palestinians

Government of New Zealand halts aid to UNRWA, following allegations of corruption and links to terrorism in UN agency.Henry Benjamin, JTA, 8/28/2019, 7:56 AM

Poway gunman was inspired by New Zealand mosque attacks

Social media posts showed that John Earnest, 19,  praised NZ shooter Brenton Tarrant’s hate-filled writings.Marcy Oster, JTA, 8/1/2019, 10:32 PM

Jews raise money for New Zealand mosque shooting victims

Jewish communities from New Zealand, the United States and Australia give $700,000 to families of victims Christchurch mosque attacks.Ben Ariel and JTA, 7/18/2019, 3:06 AM

New Zealand lawmaker says Jesus’ mom was ‘Palestinian refugee’

Green Party lawmaker Golriz Ghahraman falsely claims Jesus was a Palestinian.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 7/15/2019, 5:25 PM

Pittsburgh Jewish fedn. gives $650,000 to mosque attack victims

More than $60,000 of that total raised by the Tree of Life congregation, targeted by an anti-Semitic shooter five months before NZ attacks.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/30/2019, 1:44 PM

New Zealand immigration minister apologizes for map sans Israel

Minister assures Israeli ambassador in Wellington that fact sheet showing 'Palestine' but not Israel 'did not reflect government policy.'Henry Benjamin, JTA, 6/20/2019, 2:00 PM

Official New Zealand government website wipes Israel off the map

Immigration New Zealand, an official government website, publishes map showing 'Palestine' but no Israel.Henry Benjamin/JTA, 6/17/2019, 10:52 PM

New Zealand mosque shooter charged with terrorism

28-year-old Australian man accused of mass murders in Christchurch mosque shootings also charged with acts of terrorism.David Rosenberg, 5/21/2019, 2:33 PM

NZ Muslim leader: Mossad comments 'don't represent' our views

New Zealand Muslim leader dismisses colleague’s claims that Mossad ordered mosque killings.Henry Benjamin, JTA, 3/30/2019, 9:03 PM

New Zealand mosque leader blames Mossad for attacks

New Zealand's Jewish community outraged after local mosque leader says Mossad is behind attack on two mosques in Christchurch.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2019, 6:07 AM

Women's March leader blames 'Jewish establishment' for massacre

Co-leader of Women's March shares post blaming 'American Jewish establishment' for massacre of New Zealand Muslims - then apologizes.Marcy Oster, JTA, 3/25/2019, 7:34 AM

50 killed, 6 days later- all assault rifles banned in NZ

'On March 15 our history changed forever. Now our laws will too,' New Zealand Prime Minister Arden said.Sara Rubenstein, 3/21/2019, 9:11 PM

Pittsburgh synagogue raises money for New Zealand victims

Tree of Life Synagogue, targeted by shooting attack in October, raises more than $40,000 for victims of mosque massacres in Christchurch.Ben Ariel, 3/21/2019, 4:35 AM

Watch: Qatari sociologist blames Jews for New Zealand massacre

Qatari sociologist goes into anti-Semitic rant in YouTube videos, says Jews instigated attack on mosques in Christchurch.Elad Benari, 3/19/2019, 6:37 AM

NYU students rip Chelsea Clinton for condemning anti-Semitism

Students at NYU confront Chelsea Clinton, claim her condemnation of Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitism to blame for New Zealand mosque massacres.Marcy Oster, JTA, 3/18/2019, 2:28 PM

Who are the accomplices of terror?

If you ask the media, it is those who criticize unlimited immigration. Giulio Meotti, 3/17/2019, 11:51 PM

Report: New Zealand mosque shooter visited Israel

Brenton Tarrant, who gunned down 50 Muslims at two mosques in New Zealand, reportedly visited Israel in 2016.David Rosenberg, 3/17/2019, 10:11 PM

Australian senator egged for blaming NZ attack on immigration

Watch: Australian lawmaker turned around and immediately hit the teenager in the face twice after being hit with an egg.Sara Rubenstein, 3/17/2019, 7:40 PM

Jerusalem-area Arab killed in New Zealand shooting

Atta Alian was killed in Friday's New Zealand shooting. His father is still hospitalized in the intensive care unit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/16/2019, 9:19 PM

New Zealand synagogues close for Shabbat after mosque attacks

Synagogues across New Zealand to close out of both a sense of solidarity as well as precaution after shootings in two mosques.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/15/2019, 11:01 PM

New Zealand Jews ‘sickened, devastated’ by mosque shootings

One man charged with murder, three others in custody after two shooting sprees.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 3/15/2019, 3:23 PM

World leaders condemn New Zealand shooting

Britain's Queen and Chief Rabbi Mirvis condemn New Zealand shooting, together with Israel's Pres. Rivlin and White House.Chana Roberts, 3/15/2019, 3:00 PM

New Zealand shootings 'indiscriminately' targeted civilians

Chabad rabbi asks public to pray for victims of New Zealand shootings after number of dead rises to forty.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2019, 12:24 PM

At least 49 dead in two shootings in New Zealand mosques

49 dead, 20 wounded, in shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.Ben Ariel, 3/15/2019, 9:32 AM

'Anti-Zionism is now the leading form of anti-Semitism'

Israeli PM meets with New Zealand defense minister, says time has come 'for all decent countries to combat anti-Zionism'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2019, 9:52 PM

BDS activists to pay Gaza instead of Israel for cancellation

New Zealand BDS activists ordered by court to pay Israeli fans for cancellation of singer Lorde's appearance to give money to Gaza charity.JTA, 10/14/2018, 8:35 PM

BDS activists to pay Lorde fans for canceled concert

Israel court rules that anti-Israel activists must pay Lorde's fans after she cancelled her concert in Israel.Tzvi Lev, 10/11/2018, 10:20 PM

Washington Post ad slams pop singer as bigot, rips New Zealand

Full-page ad by group affiliated with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach accuses pop singer Lorde of anti-Semitism, slams her native New Zealand.David Rosenberg, 1/2/2018, 8:21 AM

Israeli ambassador asks to meet Lorde 'to discuss Israel'

Ambassador to New Zealand appeals to pop star to meet him, after she cancelled planned performance in Tel Aviv amid BDS pressure.Tal Polon, 12/27/2017, 7:52 PM

Comedian Roseanne Barr slams 'bigot' Lorde over Israel boycott

Actress and comedian Roseaenne Barr blasts New Zealand pop singer Lorde over her decision to cancel Israel show following pressure from BDS.David Rosenberg, 12/26/2017, 1:51 PM

Australian, New Zealand leaders mark 'Battle of Beer Sheva'

Netanyahu joins Australian premier, New Zealand's Governor-General to mark 100th anniversary of battle which led to end of Ottoman rule.AFP, 10/31/2017, 2:22 PM

For Anzac Day: Missing in action

Thousands of Australians and their PM will be at the commemoration of 1917 Anzac heroism, but the Kiwis will hardly be there at all. The anti-Israel virus infecting left-wing politicians in the northern hemisphere has reached the antipodes. MIchael Kuttner, 10/29/2017, 7:09 PM

New Zealand festival omits 'Israel' from 'Joseph' lyrics

Festival apologizes after lyric in musical changed from 'children of Israel' to 'children of kindness.'JTA, 6/20/2017, 9:11 AM

New Zealand PM: I didn't apologize over UN resolution

New Zealand’s prime minister says his government still supports UN resolution condemning "settlements".Elad Benari, 6/15/2017, 5:05 AM

Israel, New Zealand renew diplomatic ties

Dispute with New Zealand over support for anti-Israel UN resolution ends as countries announce return of ambassadors.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 6/13/2017, 7:06 PM

Helicopter pilot rescued by the coast guard

A pilot who crashed in New Zealand's waters was rescued soon after the crash., 5/4/2017, 1:30 PM

New Zealand seeks to repair relations with Israel

New Zealand's new Foreign Affairs Minister makes first call to Netanyahu to restore relations strained by vote for anti-Israel UN resolutionJTA, 5/3/2017, 3:30 PM

'No Cabinet approval to vote for anti-Israel resolution'

New Zealand opposition party says foreign affairs minister acted without authorization in voting against Israel at Security Council.JTA, 3/21/2017, 7:49 PM

Israel downgrades ties with Senegal, New Zealand

Israel reportedly downgrades ties with New Zealand, Senegal over UN anti-settlement resolutionJTA, 2/15/2017, 9:11 AM

New Zealand's Foreign Minister defends UN vote

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister says his country voting in favor of Resolution 2334 was consistent with its policy toward "settlements".Ben Ariel and JTA, 1/13/2017, 5:06 AM

NZ foreign minister’s office vandalized after UN resolution

Graffiti spray-painted on wall of office of New Zealand's Foreign Minister calling him a 'traitor' and a 'Jew-hater' for anti-Israel vote.JTA, 1/5/2017, 10:52 PM

First they passed UN Resolution 2334 – then they danced

The worst part of the whole session was that they were having fun. It was a party. Jack Engelhard, 1/3/2017, 7:59 PM

New Zealand Jews: UN resolution distances peace

Jews in New Zealand condemned their government's support of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 against “Israeli settlements”.Ben Ariel, 1/1/2017, 4:04 AM

What lies ahead for future Israeli relationships?

Watch: ILTV speaks with Yosef Livne, former Israeli Ambassador to New Zealand.ILTV, 12/30/2016, 8:21 AM

Report: Britain forced New Zealand to vote for UN resolution

New report says New Zealand wanted to freeze Palestinian Authority efforts in UN, was overruled by Britain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2016, 11:47 AM

The vote was not about "settlements" - it was much worse

The Security Council vote was not about settlements. It was about something far worse. Barry Shaw, 12/27/2016, 11:57 PM

New Zealand Jewish community wants Israeli embassy to stay open

New Zealand Jewish community calls on Israel to keep embassy open after anti-Israel Security Council vote.JTA, 12/25/2016, 7:24 PM

New Zealand prof compares SodaStream, Nazi company

Supposed hate crimes expert Scott Poynting quits after writing letter to newspaper, comparing SodaStream and IG Farben.Matt Wanderman, 3/24/2016, 10:35 AM

Israelis trek in New Zealand in honor of soldier

150 Israeli tourists joined together for a hike in New Zealand to honor memory of Hadar Goldin, at initiative of his twin brother, Tzur.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2016, 12:44 PM

Head boy's speech after terminal cancer diagnosis

Jake Bailey as given just three weeks to live, and told he wouldn't make his high school's prize day ceremony. But he did.Ari Soffer, 11/9/2015, 5:57 PM

New Zealand moves forward with talks resolution

New Zealand presents draft UN resolution aimed at reviving peace talks despite objection from Israel.Elad Benari, 10/30/2015, 2:16 AM

Israel shoots down New Zealand's effort for talks

Wellington's envoy to Israel told in no uncertain terms to back off from initiative to impose negotiations on Israel and Palestinians.Cynthia Blank, 10/29/2015, 12:42 PM