Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


New Israeli Ambassador Presents Credentials

Embassy of Israel in Wellington

New Israeli Ambassador Presents Credentials

His Excellency Ambassador Yosef Livne of the State of Israel, presented his letter of credentials to The Governor-General, Lt. Gen. Rt. Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae of New Zealand on Thursday 27 June 2013 at Government House in Wellington.

In his address to the Governor General, Ambassador Livne expressed his wish to further enhance the good relationship between Israel and New Zealand and to explore new opportunities in the fields of science, technology, culture and trade. Ambassador Livne also expressed Israel’s gratitude for having been included in New Zealand’s initiative to bring together a number of nations who share the same characteristics of being small but advanced economies and reiterated Israel’s keen interest in promoting the success of this forum.

Furthermore, Ambassador Livne referred to his recent visit to the British War Cemetery in the city of Krakow in Poland where he came across the graves of Jewish soldiers from the then British Mandate of Palestine lying alongside the graves of New Zealand troops, both having lost their lives as Prisoners of War in World War II. Ambassador Livne stated that it behooves him to promote a study of this common tragedy.

Prior to his appointment as the Ambassador of Israel to New Zealand, Ambassador Livne was Director for the European Union Cooperation Programs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem. He also served as Ambassador to Mexico and Non-Resident to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (2004-2006) as well as Ambassador of Israel to El-Salvador and Non-Resident to Belize (2001-2004 and from 1993-1997).

Ambassador Livne succeeds His Excellency Ambassador Shemi Tzur as the new Ambassador of Israel to New Zealand. He is the second Ambassador of Israel since the re-opening of the embassy in 2010.

Ambassador Livne is married with two children.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Climate Marches: New Zealanders March For Solutions Not Pollution

Ahead of the UN Climate Summit in Paris more than 15,000 New Zealanders have taken part in the Peoples Climate march in Auckland, kicking off the largest climate mobilisation the world has ever seen... More>>


Labour: Little Announces New Shadow Cabinet

“Labour had an impressive intake of fresh faces after last year’s election and newest MPs have now had a year to show what they’re made of. This reshuffle rewards hard work and continues my drive to renew our Caucus line up." More>>


Because Reasons: Someone Reckons David Seymour Is Politician Of The Year

Trans Tasman's 11th annual Roll Call has thrown a curve ball this year, ignoring the likes of John Key, Bill English, and Winston Peters to pick its politician of the year from the ranks of the new generation. More>>


Whaling: NZ Deeply Disappointed By Japan's Decision

“New Zealand is strongly opposed to whaling in the Southern Ocean. We call on Japan to take heed of the 2014 International Court of Justice decision and international scientific advice concerning their whaling activities.” More>>


Relevant Consents Gained: Government Unveils RMA Reform Package

The government has formally hauled down the flag on its attempts to alter the balance of environmental and economic priorities in the Resource Management Act, unveiling a 180-page Resource Legislation Amendment Bill containing reforms that have been largely endorsed by most political parties. More>>


Closing Schools And Such: Interim Redcliffs Decision Announced

“While the school’s board has argued that circumstances that could give rise to potential disruption are extremely unlikely, advice from technical experts has shown these concerns cannot be ruled out." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news