New Zealands Alliance Party labeled anti-Semitic

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Dr. Michael Cullen, who has actively supported the concerns of New Zealand's small Jewish community, recently identified a number of Alliance members as former activists for the Democrats, a party mixing eccentric economic theories with anti-Jewish rhetoric.

Cullen, who serves as finance spokesman in the Labor Party government, told a Bank of New Zealand seminar that within the Alliance were people whose world view "includes a kind of obscene anti-Semitism that older New Zealanders will be all too familiar with, that argues that there is an international Jewish financial conspiracy to take over the world."