By Keren Cook for J-Wire…

A line of police prevented conflict restrained a small group of Auckland Peace Action protesters at an Israel 70th anniversary event.

Independence Day is Israel’s national day, commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. Communities around the world celebrated this event including Auckland – to mark Israel’s 70th  birthday.

The Auckland celebration was held at Silo Park at Wynyard Quarter and attracted a diverse group of Israel supporters and key contributors including The Jewish Federation of New Zealand, The New Zealand Jewish Council, Israel Institute of New Zealand, the ICEJ, FCF, Ebenezer, and The Zionist Federation of New Zealand. Christians for Israel were core supporters of the weekend’s activities.

Read Keren Cook’s full article on J-Wire.