Political leaders from many countries have spoken out in condemnation or sympathy over the recent attack on Jewish congregants in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, in which 11 people were killed. As have the United Nations and the European Union.

Even opponents of Israel, like Hamas, have condemned the attack. In New Zealand, however, there has been silence from our political leaders. Neither our Prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, nor our Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, has publicly uttered a word of condemnation or sympathy about this attack.

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