Update re the above, from reader Ian, who contacted the Council:
"Auckland Council replied to my email!
Thanks so much for taking the time to pass this onto us. We will report to YouTube and ask them to take it down.
All our official videos are on our Auckland Council account www.youtube.com/aklcouncil should you ever be looking for them.
Senior advisor internet and new media
Brand and Channel Communications
I’m going to follow up, pointing out that other videos on that channel have the same footage also Syed Akbar Kamal is some crackpot “journalist” working in NZ."
And while we're on the subject of Israel-haters, here's a wee Scots laddie who's off to Brazil at the end of November. An activist from the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, he'll be participating in the anti-Israel World Social Forum to be held in Porto Alegre from 29 November until 1 December.
"Free Palestine is what I say!" enthuses this laddie. But not before he lets the cat out of the bag regarding the true aims of Free Palestine. For the World Social Forum, he tells us, will explore ways and strategems "to bring down the Israeli state".
Other enthusiasts for the World Social Forum, such as this veteran anti-Israel warhorse and compatriot of the wee laddie, are less explicit regarding Free Palestine's aims:
Here's a piece of puffery from the Forum's organisers: