7 Nov 2023

NZ Jewish Council on Swarbrick's comments at Palestinian rally

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 7 November 2023

Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick is not backing down from her comments made at a solidarity with the Palestinian march in Auckland at the weekend.

It's how she finished her speech that has upset pro some Israeli groups.

The phrase she used was "From the river to the sea" which refers to the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea - for Palestinians it's a call to live in freedom and dignity in their homeland.

For Israeli's it is regarded by many as anti-Semitic.

New Zealand Jewish Council spokesperson Juliet Moses spoke to Corin Dann.