The new ruling coalition of New Zealand was included in the coalition agreement, the paragraph recognizing the fallacy of the decision of the foreign Ministry of the country to support anti-Israel UN resolution No. 2334 in December 2016.
According to the Jerusalem Post, on the inclusion of paragraph insisted the new Minister of foreign Affairs of New Zealand, the party leader «New Zealand First, Winston Peters.
The decision by Peters to enter into coalition with the labour party and the green led to the transfer of power from the conservative bill English to labour the Jacinda Ardern.
Deputy Peters, Ron mark, has held the post of Minister of defence of New Zealand. Both policies have been long-standing new Zealand parliamentary friendship group with Israel.
Recall that New Zealand was one of four initiators directed against Israel the resolution of the UN security Council 2334, which was approved by decision of U.S. President Barack Obama not to impose on it the veto.
After that, Israel withdrew its Ambassador from Wellington. Relations between the countries were restored only in June 2017, after a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Prime Minister of New Zealand bill English, the result of diplomatic contacts, which were led by the Director General of the Ministry of foreign Affairs Yuval Rotem and Deputy CEO for the Asia-Pacific region mark Sofer.
The result of the discussion was the letter to the Prime Minister of New Zealand addressed to Prime Minister Netanyahu, which says: «the First and most important… I’m sorry about the damage caused by Israeli-new Zealand relations by the submission to the vote of the New Zealand resolution No. 2334 to the UN Security Council. We will welcome the return of the Ambassador of Israel in Wellington».
After receiving an official apology, Netanyahu decided to end the crisis and requested the Director-General of the Ministry of foreign Affairs Yuval Rotem to inform the New Zealand authorities about his decision to return Israel’s Ambassador Yitzhak Gerberg in Wellington.
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