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Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Jewish community wants 'pro-Nazi' banned from NZ


NEW Zealand's Jewish community wants a notorious historian, labelled pro-Nazi and a Holocaust denier, banned from entering the country.

British author David Irving plans to visit in September but the Jewish community calls the timing "unfortunate", with New Zealand's relationship with Israel at an all-time low.

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David Irving comments:

I WONDER what the New Zealander academics are frightened of? The university discipline should promote free discussion on all aspects of history.
   Here is a challenge for Dov Bing:, issued in the real spirit of learning: I will be willing to stand up to any academic or other historian he selects in open debate -- and let's see whose views prevail. I repeat: what are he and his ilk frightened of?
   They squeal and whine when Prime Minister Helen Clark proclaims sanctions against their other homeland after it commits a series of illegal acts against New Zealand -- yet they have no compunctions about demanding that the same government proclaim sanctions against me, although I have never broken any of their country's laws, and do not intend to.
   A rum bunch, the lot of them.

"I have no doubt the Government will turn his request down," said Waikato Jewish Association president Professor Dov Bing (below left)

"I think it's an added concern that his visit could create more mayhem and anti-semitic attacks on Jewish communities."

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WE regret to say that the online staff of the New Zealand Herald have required us on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 to remove the remainder of this article from the website. It may be that they themselves had come under pressure. We consider their attitude to be at variance with the spirit of the Internet, but have little choice in the matter.


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Dossier: attempts by New Zealand Jews to stop David Irving's 2004 visit

Recall: Dov Bing also played an unseemly role in the Joel Hayward affair, demanding the recall of his PhD thesis from a Canterbury Library. In short: a bigot, an enemy of free speech
New Zealand Herald article by Dov Bing attacking Joel Hayward, 2003

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