Tag Archive for Israel New Zealand

Israel’s ambassador to New Zealand returns to Wellington, ending diplomatic dispute


After the two leaders spoke on the phone earlier this week, New Zealand’s PM wrote in a letter to Netanyahu, “I regret the damage done to Israel-New Zealand relations as a result of New Zealand proposing Resolution 2334 at the Security Council.”

By Reuters


Israel said on Tuesday its ambassador to New Zealand will return to his post, ending a six-month rift in relations over a United Nations resolution against Israeli settlements on territory which Palestinians seek for a state.Israel recalled the ambassador in December after New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal sponsored a UN Security Council resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement activity .

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Jerusalem rejects New Zealand’s new envoy to Israel


Israeli Foreign Ministry’s policy is to not accept ambassadors who are also serving as envoys to the Palestinian Authority.

Israeli Embassy in New Zealand: Decision is not at all connected to the good working relationship between the 2 countries.

The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff


Israel has rejected New Zealand’s new ambassador because he is also an envoy to the Palestinian Authority, officials said Monday.

New Zealand diplomat Jonathan Curr – Photo: AP

New Zealand officials said that since 2008, its ambassadors in Turkey have been responsible for covering a large swath of territory. But Israel has refused to accept their latest appointment to the post, Jonathan Curr, who was due to travel to Jerusalem in the coming days to present his papers.

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New Zealand refuses entry to Israelis for fear of illegal employment


Israeli tourists refused entry & deported by New Zealand immigration authorities as country clamps down on illegal employment.

Following multiple incidents, the Israeli Foreign Ministry issues unusual travel advisory explaining how to avoid deportation.

By Itamar Eichner



New Zealand’s immigration authorities have started stepping up their enforcement in recent weeks and have been deporting Israelis from the country immediately upon landing. The reason: Fear of Israelis arriving at the country to work illegally in shopping malls carts.

New Zealand – Photo: AP

Last week at least six Israelis were not allowed to enter New Zealand, Yedioth Ahronoth learned. Continue Reading »