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Why Zionists avoid saying ‘anti-Jewish’

By   /  July 13, 2019  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

According to the online Oxford English Dictionary, the term anti-Semitism means “Hostility to or prejudice against Jews”. It defines Semite as: “A member of any of the peoples who speak or spoke a Semitic language, including in particular the Jews and Arabs. From modern Latin Semita, via late Latin from Greek Sēm ‘Shem’, son of Noah in the Bible, from whom these peoples were traditionally supposed to be descended.”

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Zionism’s race-hate profiteering and vandalism

By   /  June 29, 2019  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

The summary of a report prepared by the Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on the economic costs of the Israeli occupation for the Palestinian people noted: “Throughout history, colonisation and occupations have always had economic dimensions. This is also the case in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, where the occupation imposes heavy economic costs on the Palestinian people and their economy.”

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Face the facts – recognise Israel’s inhumanities

By   /  June 15, 2019  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

On 23 May, news broke that Israel had agreed to pay compensation to two photo-journalists who had been attacked by two Israeli soldiers four years ago, in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh. One of the assailants was a commissioned officer. The Israeli Army claimed that the journalists had led what it called “violent riots” that day.

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US and Israel insult all who depend upon or support UNRWA

By   /  June 2, 2019  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

In New Zealand, the Israel Institute’s co-director, Dr David Cumin, on behalf of Israel and its US ally, is calling for “a moratorium on any further Kiwi taxpayer funding of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)”. In trying to divert attention from Israel, Cumin makes unfounded allegations of “corruption, antisemitism and extremism” against the UN agency’s hard-working officials and frontline workers.

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Israel Lobby influence in New Zealand

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

In a Press Release published on 28 April, ACT MP David Seymour took our Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt, to task because he had “failed to condemn” what he asserted was “the anti-Semitism of UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Can God be racist?

By   /  May 4, 2019  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

The Israel Institute of New Zealand (IINZ) website carries a video message from National MP Alfred Ngaro, dated 23 December 2018, with the title National MP Alfred Ngaro on Israel and 2334. The same video can also be seen on YouTube – but under the heading New Zealand MP Alfred Ngaro – a staunch Zionist. The IINZ introduction to the video says: “National Party List MP, Hon Alfred Ngaro . . . recorded this video in which he declares his personal commitment to Israel while reminding his viewers of New Zealand’s historic support for the Jewish nation”. In his less than five-minute delivery, Ngaro states repeatedly: “I am a Zionist”.

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Resist Zionism – defend international law

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

With US President Trump’s rejoicing, Israel has re-elected Netanyahu for a fifth term. An Israeli public relations firm took credit for placing hidden cameras at polling stations on election day, successfully reducing the voter turnout in non-Jewish communities. Netanyahu’s Likud Party admitted that it was behind the deployment of a reported 1,200 hidden cameras. In a previous election in 2015, the Israeli Prime Minister published a video, warning that ‘Arabs’ were “voting in droves” with the help of left-wing organisations.

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