Kiwis sever diplomatic ties with Israel


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Kiwis sever diplomatic ties with Israel
The Australian |
"New Zealand has cut diplomatic ties with Israel after two alleged Israeli spies - including one who had lived in Sydney for several years - were jailed last night for trying to obtain a false Kiwi passport. A furious Prime Minister Helen Clark banned Israeli President Moshe Katsov from entering New Zealand, accusing Israel of an 'utterly unacceptable breach of New Zealand sovereignty and international law.' ... Ms Clark immediately suspended all high-level visits to and from Israel and abandoned plans for Foreign Ministry talks with Israel later this year... Israel's acting ambassador Orna Sagiv, based in Canberra, refused to apologise last night but said Israel would try to restore the relationship."