Tag: New Zealand

Flunked – grade F for failure

If we were in the business of handing out grades for effort and results there would have been a flurry of failures this past week. Top of the list or rather bottom of the pile...

Deplorable – Disgraceful – Shameful

Whichever adjective you may like to choose, either one more than adequately describes this week’s overdose of Israel’s obsessive behaviour by fickle friends and declared haters alike. Actually, dealing with those who display their visceral...

Fault lines

For as many years as I can remember experts have been predicting that we are overdue for “the big one.” New Zealand sits on the Pacific ring of fire and Israel straddles a fault line...

Brick walls

In our journey through life, we more often than not encounter brick walls. Sometimes they impede our progress while we devise strategies to circumvent them and at other times we need to pause and rethink...

One step forward and two steps back

It’s that time of the (Jewish) year again when we take stock of the past and pray for a better future in the year ahead. At this time last year, we were all in the...

MFAT officials justify NZ-funded hate to minister

Documents obtained under the Official Information Act by the Israel Institute of New Zealand show that, for the first time ever, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) briefed the minister about hate and...