Israeli Embassy to re-open in Wellington

May 21, 2009 by J-Wire
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The Israeli Embassy in Canberra is to relinquish its responsibilty for diplomatic relations with New Zealand.High-level meetings are on the table to take place shortly between Israel and New Zealand with the embassy scheduled to re-open seven years after it was shut down, a victim of Israeli budgetary cuts.

During the period Canberra was dealing with trand-Tasman diplomatic matters, a scandal erupted as two Israelis were arrested for fraudulently  obtaining a New Zealand passport. It was claimed at the time that the men were Mossad agents.

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