Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Standing with Israel rally

MEDIA STATEMENT

STANDING WITH ISRAEL RALLY: 16 August, 2014

In response to a planned set of rallies decrying Israel as an aggressive bully we are holding a STANDING WITH ISRAEL RALLY in the centre of Hastings at the clock tower tomorrow (Saturday) from 12:00 to 12:30 pm

Our purpose is to stand alongside the State of Israel and show solidarity and support for its right to defend itself against the jihadist and dictatorial regime of the Hamas government in Gaza.

We hold no animosity or ill-will toward those who disagree with us. However, we have decided to exercise our democratic right in rallying in support of Israel. We cannot understand why the only true bastion of democracy and freedom in the Middle East is so often the target of hostile reporting in the West. We also do not understand why major news agencies fail to report the atrocities and repression of the Hamas regime in Gaza, an organization that is against everything we hold dear: freedom, justice and peace.


We state today:

1. We have no hatred toward anyone, but we choose to stand with Israel.

2. Israel is a peace-loving nation that is forced to fight to protect its citizens.

3. Israel is exercising its right to defend itself.

4. The people of Gaza are suffering because of the belligerence of Hamas.

5. There will be peace if Hamas stops firing its rockets into Israel.

6. The International Community, and in particular the media, have wrongly put the blame on Israel for the deaths of civilians in Gaza.

7. The peoples of the Middle East must recognise that Israel is a Jewish State and has the right to live in that land.

We as ordinary Kiwis have come together to make this public stand in the hope of bringing greater awareness of the truth to our community.

Rally Spokesman: Pastor Nigel Woodley

Flaxmere Christian Fellowship


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Overseas Investment: Auditor-General To Examine OIO

The Auditor-General is to examine how the Overseas Investment Office collects and manages information following a request from the parliament's finance and expenditure committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English Living In Denial

The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world... That anger was evident in the Brexit vote, and it underlies the support for Donald Trump in the United States. More>>

ALSO:

Final Reading Of Parental Leave Bill: Families With New Babies Victims Of Veto

“For the first time ever, a Bill will have a third reading debate and no vote will be taken at the end because the National Government has used its veto – an extreme measure against families,” says the Bill’s sponsor, Labour MP Sue Moroney. More>>

ALSO:

Water, Pests, Erosion...: Commissioner Releases Mixed Report Card On Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has released a mixed report card in her assessment of the state of New Zealand’s environment. “We are lucky to live in an exceptionally beautiful country, but we have some big issues to face up to” said Dr Jan Wright. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Private Schools Beneficiaries Of Extra Cash

“Not only did this year’s Budget freeze operational funding for state schools, but 86 per cent of secondary school principals say they don’t get enough funding, and the demand for school donations from parents is rising at 10 times the rate of inflation... Now we’ve got Hekia Parata proposing more cash for private schools." More>>

ALSO:

Shop Hours Bill Second Reading: Government Blocks Easter Trading Petition

The union representing retail workers is warning that the Government is out of touch with working people after passing the second reading of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, a law handing local authorities the power to permit trading on Easter Sunday. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news