Return of the Israeli Ambassador welcomed
The following is a press statement from the Flaxmere Christian Fellowship Church in Hastings:
Having been involved in leading protests and lobbying against the UN Resolution (UNSC Res. 2334) which led to the withdrawal of the Israeli Ambassador from NZ in December, the Flaxmere Christian Fellowship now welcomes the news of the return of the Israeli Ambassador, Dr. Itzhak Gerberg, back to New Zealand. We also congratulate both the New Zealand & Israeli diplomatic corps upon the reconciliation they have achieved and are grateful for the work of PM Bill English, and particularly that of Minister Gerry Brownlee who broke the diplomatic ice at the beginning of May. We are very pleased to see restored diplomatic relations between NZ and Israel.
Spokesperson....Pastor Nigel Woodley