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Israel's ambassador to New Zealand is first to vote in Knesset election

4,500 Israeli representatives around the world begin voting in diplomatic missions abroad, starting with the embassy in New Zealand.

Israel's ambassador to New Zealand is first to vote

Chilling: Children's bodies found in suitcases bought at auction

Auckland police are investigating the case after a family made the gruesome discovery in a storage locker they had purchased.

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Giant swastika removed from hill in New Zealand

Nazi hate symbol built from construction materials found on 180-ft tall mountain in Auckland, New Zealand.

Giant swastika removed from hill in New Zealand

B'nai Brith urges Canadian provinces to join International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

In wake of New Zealand joining IHRA, B'nai Brith Canada calls on all Canadian provinces to follow suit.

B'nai Brith Canada to provinces: Join IHRA

Watch: Did this man just spot a meteor on his dashcam?

'We were just driving to a job when I saw a blue line falling in the sky, then a massive bright light,' said the New Zealand plumber.

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An expatriate professor in New Zealand

He 'lived 'down under' but Norman is the only one (besides me) who remembered the store on 13th and 43rd 'which sold charlotte russe.Op-ed.

An expatriate professor in New Zealand

Study: Worrying levels of antisemitism prevalent in New Zealand

New survey finds that many New Zealanders harbor stereotypical beliefs about Jews and have little or no knowledge about the Holocaust.

Study: Worrying levels of antisemitism prevalent in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Jewish problem

What is wrong with this far-away island country? Whence the anti-Israel animus? Op-ed.

New Zealand’s Jewish problem

Music as crowd control? Police blast music at New Zealand protesters

Barry Manilow, Celine Dion "recruited" as police seek ways to persuade crowds to disperse. To no avail - they kept on singing in the rain.

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New Zealand cracks down on vax mandate protests

PM Ardern says 'every New Zealander has a right to protest, but there are rules about what is able to happen on parliament's forecourt.'

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New Zealanders who stood up to the Nazis to be honored on Holocaust Remembrance Day

New Zealanders who stood up to the Nazis will be recognized on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

New Zealanders who stood up to the Nazis to be honored

New Zealand to ban young people from buying cigarettes

Government of New Zealand planning one of the world's toughest crackdowns on the tobacco industry.

New Zealand to ban young people from buying cigarettes

New Zealand and Cyprus join boycott of Durban IV

16 countries are now boycotting the 20th anniversary commemoration of the widely condemned 2001 Durban conference.

New Zealand and Cyprus join boycott of Durban IV

New Zealand attacker was fighting deportation for immigration fraud

ISIS-inspired extremist who attacked shoppers in New Zealand supermarket had has refugee status revoked but appealed.

New Zealand attacker was fighting deportation

New Zealand: 6 injured in stabbing attack

Sri Lankan perpetrator was under surveillance, and was killed within 60 seconds of attack, New Zealand's PM Ardern says.

New Zealand: 6 injured in stabbing attack

New Zealand in full lockdown for second week as one case rises to 277

PM Jacinda Ardern insists COVID can be eliminated, even as experts say "COVID-19 is here to stay."

NZ in full lockdown for 2nd week as 1 COVID case rises to 277

New Zealand on lockdown after 1 case of COVID-19

The island nation's Prime Minister said she wanted to ensure her country took measures before things got out of hand.

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New Zealand locks down over 1 COVID case

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern orders entire country into full 3-day lockdown after first COVID case in 6 months detected.

New Zealand locks down over 1 COVID case

Supermarket stabbing in New Zealand injures at least four

No clear motive yet ascribed to attacker who is in police custody but has yet to be charged.

Supermarket stabbing in New Zealand injures at least four

After months of outrage, New Zealand resort will not name ski slope after Nazi

New Zealand resort cancels plans to name its mountain and restaurant after decorated officer in the Waffen SS who called Hitler "clever."

New Zealand ski hill no longer naming slope after Nazi soldier

New Zealand's largest city enters week-long lockdown after patient diagnosed with COVID-19

Coronavirus case of unknown origin diagnosed in Auckland, New Zealand, sending city into lockdown.

New Zealand's largest city enters week-long lockdown

Chinese ice cream tests positive for COVID-19

No indication anyone contracted COVID-19 from ice cream, government says.

Ice cream tests positive for coronavirus

COVID-19: Who fact-checks the fact-checkers?

New Zealand physician: 'Evidence available reveals we have no idea how many false positives will be when PCR testing is used in community.'

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New Zealand Christchurch shooter gets life in prison

Brenton Tarrant becomes first person in New Zealand to receive life in prison without parole after murdering 51 at 2 moques.

New Zealand Christchurch shooter gets life in prison

New Zealand: Baby circumcised 5 months late due to COVID-19 lockdown

Lockdown imposed by New Zealand over COVID-19 pandemic 2 days after their son was born forces parents to wait 5 months for Brit Milah.

New Zealand: Baby circumcised 5 months late due to COVID-19

New Zealand: 1st community transmission of COVID-19 in over 100 days

New Zealand records first coronavirus community transmission in over 100 days. 'We cannot afford to let this virus spread.'

COVID-19 has returned to New Zealand

New Zealand declares itself coronavirus-free, lifts all COVID-19 restrictions

New Zealand lifts all coronavirus restrictions, but keeps its borders closed to foreigners.

New Zealand lifts all coronavirus restrictions

Christchurch mosque attacker changes plea

29-year-old Brenton Harrison Tarrant, accused of killing 51 worshipers at two mosques in New Zealand, changes plea to guilty.

Christchurch mosque attacker changes plea

Missing Israeli man found dead in New Zealand

24-year-old Israeli man declared missing Sunday after being swept away by river in New Zealand found dead.

Missing Israeli man found dead in New Zealand

Israeli man missing in New Zealand

24-year-old Israeli man declared missing in New Zealand, after being swept away by a river.

Israeli man missing in New Zealand

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.'

2 Jewish New Zealanders named by Queen Elizabeth to Honours List

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.

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Volcano erupts off the coast of New Zealand

As many as 20 people believed to be injured after volcano erupted on White Island.

Volcano erupts off the coast of New Zealand player

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.

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

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.

Greenblatt praises New Zealand for suspending aid to UNRWA

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.

New Zealand suspends funding to UN aid agency for Palestinians

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.

Poway gunman was inspired by New Zealand mosque attacks

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.

Jews raise money for New Zealand mosque shooting victims

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

Green Party lawmaker Golriz Ghahraman falsely claims Jesus was a Palestinian.

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

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.

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