Call to keep Israeli embassy open in New Zealand

December 24, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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The New Zealand Jewish community has called on the governments of New Zealand and Israel to work together to keep the Israeli Embassy in Wellington open.

Ambassador Gerberg [2nd rt and his son Tomer[ in cap] visit a distributor

The plea follows the recall to Israel of its ambassador in New Zealand, one of the four countries who sponsored  a resolution condemning Israel’s continued settlements at the U.N. Security Council.

New Zealand Jewish Council spokesperson Juliet Moses said: “The Israeli Embassy plays a vital role in Jewish life in New Zealand. It supports and promotes Jewish festivals and cultural activities, and facilitates business links between the two nations. The Embassy also has a key role in engaging with other religious groups throughout New Zealand.
The Embassy is also playing a pivotal role in next year’s 100 year commemorations of the the ANZAC campaign in what is now Israel. It would be disappointing if the cooperation between the two countries on this historic event was lost.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has said Ambassador Itzhak Gerberg has been recalled for consultation. The New Zealand Jewish community hopes no further action is taken and both governments will focus on keeping the Israeli Embassy open.”


3 Responses to “Call to keep Israeli embassy open in New Zealand”
  1. Eleonora Mostert says:

    Not that simple David, they’re not toothless, and they roar very load, but do that to apeace the Muslims and not for what is justice. All countries who wish to be free should leave the UN.

  2. Elon Isaac says:

    New Zealand rejected the escape of Jews from Nazism to Mandatory Palestine following the British Empire Policy ..
    Futher New Zealand did not accept Jews-from Nazi Europe despite vast under population .
    New Zealand has forgotten these historical facts .

  3. David Sade says:

    It is the UN from which Israel and all decent countries should withdraw from. The UN became not just a useless organization, but one that is used by many countries as a vehicle to advance their own cause at the detriment of others. Judging by its history during the past decades and remembering Darfur, Sebrenica, etc…, the Lebanese and now the Syrian Civil War, they became a toothless tiger that can’t even roar, never mind byte… The shameless performance of their hijacked organizations by the so-called progressive 3rd world countries made the UN irrelevant. Israel should just leave the UN and leave it alone without responding to its provocations. Simple as that….

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