New Zealand’s anti-Israel crusaders seem to be upping the ante since the success of their campaign late last year to get Kiwi superstar Lorde to back out of her planned Tel Aviv concert.

Since then, New Zealand’s BDS movement have tried to prevent Israeli musician Victoria Hanna from performing at WOMAD. [Read about it here.] That campaign was unsuccessful.

Over the weekend, the anti-Israel movement was busy attempting to disrupt the “Israel at 70” celebrations at Silo Park in Auckland with a “wall of noise”. Again, their efforts were not particularly successful.

Now, they are targeting the Doc Edge Festival 2018 which, as it does every year, is showing a number of Israeli documentaries.

Mark Jennings reported on Newsroom today that “propaganda” claims – from the anti-Israel movement – are looming over the Doc Edge festival.

The organisers of Doc Edge are standing strong. They told Newsroom that the demand to withdraw the film is “ridiculous” and an affront to freedom of speech and pointed out that neither the New Zealand Government nor any other is a party to a boycott of Israel.

Read the full story on Newsroom here.