7 May 2010

Protests greet new Israeli ambassador

4:00 pm on 7 May 2010

The new Israeli ambassador has been greeted by jeers from a pro-Palestinian group at a welcoming ceremony given by the Governor-General.

The last time Israel had an embassy in New Zealand was in 2002.

Relations between New Zealand and Israel reached a low point two years later when two Israelis were jailed for passport fraud in 2004.

The Wellington Palestine Group says the government is gutless for renewing diplomatic relations with Israel.