New Zealand - Israel Relations Position Statement
New Conservative Statement of Position:
NZ – Israel Relations
New Conservative is committed to:
. Establish a New Zealand Embassy in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem immediately
. Recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
. Apologise to Israel for New Zealand’s sponsoring of Resolution 2334.
. Strengthen trade ties with Israel. New Conservative recognises Israel’s world leading advances in technology, and their increasing financial growth and stability as a nation. We would like to see an innovation agreement signed between New Zealand and Israel fast tracked to allow us both to benefit from technology gains.
. Support a negotiated solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
. Uphold the right for Israel to defend itself against any international threats and protect its borders.
. Encourage and financially assist surrounding countries (Arab nations) to accept and grant full citizenship to refugees. This would greatly reduce any further conflict between the refugees and Israel.
. Condemn any United Nations efforts to continue UNRWA, and look for sensible solutions that will ensure the holistic wellbeing of refugees. Immediately cease New Zealand’s funding of UNRWA.
. Harsh penalties for those participating in any anti-Semitic violence and adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-semitism.
. Support the New Zealand-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group, and other organisations such as NZ Friends of Israel Association Inc.