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

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."Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/08/2021 10:25
New Zealand on lockdown after 1 case of COVID-19

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.i24NEWS, 18/08/2021 07:50
New Zealand locks down over 1 COVID case

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/08/2021 17:17
Supermarket stabbing in New Zealand injures at least four

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.Dan Verbin, 10/05/2021 18:27
After months of outrage, New Zealand resort will not name ski slope after Nazi

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."Dan Verbin, 25/03/2021 14:59
New Zealand's largest city enters week-long lockdown after patient diagnosed with COVID-19

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/02/2021 19:30
Chinese ice cream tests positive for COVID-19

Chinese ice cream tests positive for COVID-19

No indication anyone contracted COVID-19 from ice cream, government says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/01/2021 12:13
COVID-19: Who fact-checks the fact-checkers?

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.'Mordechai Sones, 03/10/2020 20:44
New Zealand Christchurch shooter gets life in prison

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.Gary Willig, 27/08/2020 16:33
New Zealand: Baby circumcised 5 months late due to COVID-19 lockdown

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/08/2020 17:40
New Zealand: 1st community transmission of COVID-19 in over 100 days

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/08/2020 14:57
New Zealand declares itself coronavirus-free, lifts all COVID-19 restrictions

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

New Zealand lifts all coronavirus restrictions, but keeps its borders closed to foreigners.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/06/2020 14:05
Christchurch mosque attacker changes plea

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/03/2020 05:32
Missing Israeli man found dead in New Zealand

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/01/2020 08:22
Israeli man missing 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/01/2020 17:43
2 Jewish New Zealanders named by Queen Elizabeth to Honours List

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, 02/01/2020 19:33
Watch: First Hanukkah candle-lighting around the globe

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., 22/12/2019 14:37
Volcano erupts off the coast of New Zealand

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, 09/12/2019 05:51
Son of fmr Syrian president enlisted to find Eli Cohen's remains

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, 24/11/2019 12:42
Greenblatt praises New Zealand for suspending aid to UNRWA

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, 29/08/2019 17:19
New Zealand suspends funding to UN aid agency for Palestinians

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, 28/08/2019 07:56
Poway gunman was inspired by New Zealand mosque attacks

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, 01/08/2019 22:32
Jews raise money for New Zealand mosque shooting victims

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, 18/07/2019 03:06
New Zealand lawmaker says Jesus’ mom was ‘Palestinian refugee’

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

Green Party lawmaker Golriz Ghahraman falsely claims Jesus was a Palestinian.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 15/07/2019 17:25
Pittsburgh Jewish fedn. gives $650,000 to mosque attack victims

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, 30/06/2019 13:44
New Zealand immigration minister apologizes for map sans Israel

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, 20/06/2019 14:00
Official New Zealand government website wipes Israel off the map

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, 17/06/2019 22:52
New Zealand mosque shooter charged with terrorism

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, 21/05/2019 14:33
NZ Muslim leader: Mossad comments 'don't represent' our views

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, 30/03/2019 21:03
New Zealand mosque leader blames Mossad for attacks

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, 27/03/2019 06:07
Women's March leader blames 'Jewish establishment' for massacre

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, 25/03/2019 07:34
50 killed, 6 days later- all assault rifles banned in NZ

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, 21/03/2019 21:11
Pittsburgh synagogue raises money for New Zealand victims

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, 21/03/2019 04:35
Watch: Qatari sociologist blames Jews for New Zealand massacre

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, 19/03/2019 06:37
NYU students rip Chelsea Clinton for condemning anti-Semitism

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, 18/03/2019 14:28
Who are the accomplices of terror?

Who are the accomplices of terror?

If you ask the media, it is those who criticize unlimited immigration. Giulio Meotti, 17/03/2019 23:51
Report: New Zealand mosque shooter visited Israel

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, 17/03/2019 22:11
Australian senator egged for blaming NZ attack on immigration

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, 17/03/2019 19:40
Jerusalem-area Arab killed in New Zealand shooting

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, 16/03/2019 21:19
New Zealand synagogues close for Shabbat after mosque attacks

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, 15/03/2019 23:01
New Zealand Jews ‘sickened, devastated’ by mosque shootings

New Zealand Jews ‘sickened, devastated’ by mosque shootings

One man charged with murder, three others in custody after two shooting sprees.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 15/03/2019 15:23
World leaders condemn New Zealand shooting

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, 15/03/2019 15:00
New Zealand shootings 'indiscriminately' targeted civilians

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, 15/03/2019 12:24
At least 49 dead in two shootings in New Zealand mosques

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, 15/03/2019 09:32
'Anti-Zionism is now the leading form of anti-Semitism'

'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, 27/01/2019 21:52
BDS activists to pay Gaza instead of Israel for cancellation

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, 14/10/2018 20:35
BDS activists to pay Lorde fans for canceled concert

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, 11/10/2018 22:20
Washington Post ad slams pop singer as bigot, rips New Zealand

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, 02/01/2018 08:21
Israeli ambassador asks to meet Lorde 'to discuss Israel'

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, 27/12/2017 19:52
Comedian Roseanne Barr slams 'bigot' Lorde over Israel boycott

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, 26/12/2017 13:51
Australian, New Zealand leaders mark 'Battle of Beer Sheva'

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, 31/10/2017 14:22
For Anzac Day:  Missing in  action

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, 29/10/2017 19:09
New Zealand festival omits 'Israel' from 'Joseph' lyrics

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

Festival apologizes after lyric in musical changed from 'children of Israel' to 'children of kindness.'JTA, 20/06/2017 09:11
New Zealand PM: I didn't apologize over UN resolution

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, 15/06/2017 05:05
Israel, New Zealand renew diplomatic ties

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, 13/06/2017 19:06
Helicopter pilot rescued by the coast guard

Helicopter pilot rescued by the coast guard

A pilot who crashed in New Zealand's waters was rescued soon after the crash., 04/05/2017 13:30
New Zealand seeks to repair relations with Israel

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, 03/05/2017 15:30