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February 25, 2015 12:39 am

New Zealand to Appoint Separate Ambassadors to Israel, PA

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Haaretz – The rift surrounding New Zealand’s ambassador to both Israel and the Palestinian Authority that has marred Israel-New Zealand relations in recent months was resolved this week: New Zealand’s foreign minister Murray McCully has decided to split the position of ambassador to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, rather than having a single diplomat overseeing ties with both entities..

It’s been roughly six months since New Zealand has had an ambassador in Israel. New Zealand does not have an embassy in Tel Aviv, and relations with Israel are managed by its ambassador in Ankara – who traditionally served as non-resident ambassador to Israel and the Palestinian Authority traveled to Jerusalem and Ramallah for meetings roughly once a month.

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