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September 8, 2014 12:15 pm

Israel Rejects New Zealand Ambassador Who Also Serves as PA Envoy

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New Zealand ambassador Jonathan Curr. Photo: Twitter.

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

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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