The group says it’s “saddened to hear such a kaupapa has been disrespected”.
“Hezbollah and Hamas, their military wings are proscribed terror organisations in New Zealand but we saw a rally in support of Hezbollah on Queen St in 2018.”
Some members of the crowd responded by shouting “free Palestine” before walking out of the hui. Alternative Jewish Voices says it’s “saddened to hear such a kaupapa has been disrespected”.
“We are, additionally, horrified to hear Jewish Council spokesperson Juliet Moses double down on her claim that she was expressing the sentiment of our national Jewish community,” the organisation said in a statement.
It was “wrong” to use the hui for such statements, it said.
“We feel for those who have been hurt but we are heartened to hear that the hui will continue with its mission.