Rss - News and Events9/17/2014 4:52:41 AM60en-USPM Netanyahu addresses UNGAhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-UNGA-Sep2011.aspxThe truth is that Israel wants peace with a Palestinian state, but the Palestinians want a state without peace. And the truth is you shouldn't let that happen.Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:29:29 GMTAgricultural Technologies for Developmenthttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Agricultural-Technologies-for-Development-Dec-2013.aspxA record number of 114 UN Member States co-sponsored and adopted for the fourth time the resolution initiated by the State of Israel entitled Agricultural Technology for Development, first adopted at the 62nd UN General Assembly in December 2007.Sun, 22 Dec 2013 20:42:43 GMTAssistance to Palestinians during December stormhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Assistance-to-the-Palestinians-during-the-December-storm.aspxThis past weekend (December 11-14), an intense winter storm hit the region. The IDF and COGAT have worked to provide assistance to civilians in need wherever possible.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:54:42 GMTInternational Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/International-Holocaust-Remembrance-Day-2014.aspxThe 2014 observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is built around the theme "Journeys through the Holocaust". Sun, 02 Feb 2014 21:49:48 GMTOn the illegal migrants issuehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/On-the-illegal-migrants-issue-6-Jan-2014.aspxIsrael is the only developed country with a land border with Africa, making it more accessible for those who wish to enter. Israel tries to balance the need to control its borders with the need to protect the human rights of those who enter.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:42:56 GMTIsrael mourns former PM Ariel Sharonhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-mourns-former-PM-Ariel-Sharon.aspxFormer Prime Minister Ariel Sharon passed away on January 11, 2014. FM Liberman: "Ariel Sharon served the State of Israel from its establishment until the last moment he could, taking part in the central events that shaped its character." Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:58:14 GMTPM Netanyahu to meet in Davos with Yahoo and Google officershttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-to-meet-Yahoo-and-Google-corporate-officers-19-January-2014.aspxThe Prime Minister will emphasize Israeli innovation and the technological leadership of the Israeli high-tech industry in order to expand economic cooperation with the two companies. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:58:11 GMTIsrael's Presidency of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Genevahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-Presidency-of-Conference-on-Disarmament-in-Geneva-20-Jan-2014.aspxOn January 20, Israel will assume the Presidency of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva.Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:16:44 GMTAmb Prosor addresses UN Security Councilhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Prosor-addresses-UN-Security-Council-20-Jan-2014.aspxAmb Prosor spoke on the Situation in the Middle East: "President Abbas could learn a great deal from King Hussein of Jordan about demonstrating his commitment to making peace."Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:20:26 GMTResponse to terror attacks http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Response-to-terror-attacks-in-Delhi-and-Tbilisi.aspxPresident Shimon Peres's response to attacks. .Mon, 20 Feb 2012 10:04:33 GMTKia ora Torahhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Kia-ora-Torah.aspxKia ora TorahWed, 22 Feb 2012 08:28:28 GMTWorking Holiday Schemehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-New-Zealand-Working-Holiday-Scheme.aspxIsrael-New Zealand Working Holiday SchemeMon, 20 Feb 2012 09:50:59 GMTPM Netanyahu addresses World Economic Forum at Davos http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-addresses-World-Economic-Forum-at-Davos-23-Jan-2014.aspxIsrael is a global center for innovation, and by that I mean two things. It's a center not only for science and technology, but for the indispensable ingredient of entrepreneurship.Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:25:58 GMTEntry of construction materials to the Gaza Striphttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Entry-of-construction-materials-to-the-Gaza-Strip-26-Jan-2014.aspxDefense Minister Moshe Ya'alon has approved and directed Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Maj.-Gen. Eitan Dangot on the entry of construction materials for UN projects and storm damage restoration projects. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:13:42 GMTPM Netanyahu addresses Cybertech 2014http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-addresses-Cybertech-2014-27-Jan-2014.aspxI've come to talk to you today about the biggest challenge of all. The biggest challenge of all is how do we protect cyberspace. In this Israel is unquestionably a leading power, disproportionate to our size, with great talents and great resources.Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:06:32 GMTCabinet communiquehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Cabinet-communique-2-Feb-2014.aspxPM Netanyahu: "Attempts to impose a boycott on the State of Israel are immoral and unjust. Moreover, they will not achieve their goal."Sun, 09 Feb 2014 20:40:44 GMTPresident Peres awards Outstanding Exporter Prizehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-speaks-at-Outstanding-Exporter-prize-award-ceremony-4-February-2014.aspxPresident Peres: We thank Secretary Kerry for his efforts and express our support to him and are all awaiting a positive outcome. He came here to bridge between us and not to struggle with us. Sun, 09 Feb 2014 20:38:54 GMTIsrael accepted as Observer State of the Pacific Alliancehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-accepted-as-an-Observer-State-of-the-Pacific-Alliance-11-February-2014.aspxAs a result of diplomatic efforts led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Israel's embassies in Latin America, Israel has been accepted as an observer state of the Pacific Alliance.Mon, 17 Feb 2014 01:06:08 GMTHungarian ambassador summoned to MFA over antisemitismhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Hungarian-ambassador-summoned-to-MFA-over-antisemitism-13-Feb-2014.aspxDeputy Director-General for Europe Raphael Shutz expressed deep concern at the recent series of antisemitic incidents and serious statements within Hungarian political circles.Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:10:39 GMTUNDP Administrator Helen Clark to arrive on first visit to Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/UNDP-Administrator-Helen-Clark-on-first-visit-to-Israel,.aspxThe visit represents an additional step in the strengthening of the relationship between Israel and the United Nations, and positions Israel as an important United Nations partner in the eradication of poverty, economic development and job creation. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 03:09:17 GMTIsrael at Expo 2015 in Milanhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-at-Expo-2015-in-Milan.aspxThe Israeli Pavilion at Expo 2015, which will take place in Milan, Italy will focus on Israeli innovation, especially in the field of agro-technologies. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:50:43 GMTRIO+20 June 2012 http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-an-important-player-at-RIO-20.aspxIsrael attaches great importance to this year's Earth Summit, RIO+20, to take place in Rio de Janeiro on 20-22 June.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:41:12 GMTIsrael's green branding on TVhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-launches-green-branding-TV-campaign.aspxThe State of Israel is, for the first time, launching an international television campaign on CNN to brand itself as a green country which pioneers "green technology".Wed, 27 Jun 2012 01:00:38 GMTApplications have opened for 2014s Youth UN Model http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-remarks-at-press-conference-with-Chancellor-Merkel-25-February-2014.aspxApplications have opened for an Israeli delegate for this years Youth UN Model. If you are in High school years 11, 12 or 13 you are eligible to apply. Fri, 02 May 2014 01:11:06 GMTGerman-Israeli Intergovernmental Consultationshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/German-Israeli-Intergovernmental-Consultations-Feb-2014.aspxBoth Governments have decided to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations by expanding their joint work in a wide range of areas.Mon, 03 Mar 2014 03:00:22 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with President Obamahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-President-Obama-3-March-2014.aspxWhat we all want fervently is peace. A peace that is anchored in mutual recognition of two nation states that recognize and respect one another, and solid security arrangements on the ground. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 02:44:29 GMTSivan Rotem In Recitalhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Sivan-Rotem-In-Recital.aspxVisiting Israeli soprano Sivan Rotem gives a recital of operatic arias, songs by Shostakovich and Hebrew traditional songs at NZSM in Wellington.Fri, 16 May 2014 02:15:43 GMTStart-Up Tel Aviv 2014http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Start-Up-Tel-Aviv-2014.aspxKeen to head to one of the world’s start-up powerhouses to hang out with leading investors and industry leaders? There’s a place for a young, talented Kiwi entrepreneur at Start-up Tel Aviv.Thu, 29 May 2014 03:18:05 GMTNetanyahu to Conf Presidentshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Conf-Presidents-Feb2012.aspxRight now, if you look at North Africa into the Middle East and further East, Israel is the only one stable, genuine, open, transparent democracy and therein lies our internal stability.Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:28:18 GMTRemembering Christchurchhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Remembering-Christchurch.aspxAmbassador Shemi Tzur took part in the Christchurch commorations on February 22.Fri, 24 Feb 2012 06:28:00 GMTFM Liberman to leave on US visithttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-to-leave-on-US-visit-3-April-2014.aspxFM Liberman will meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry and other senior officials in Washington and New York.Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:50:18 GMTFM Liberman addresses the Jerusalem Post Conference in New Yorkhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-addresses-the-Jerusalem-Post-Conference-in-New-York-6-April-2014.aspx​After the unilateral Palestinian move, it is impossible to return to the package deal that was reached with the Palestinians as if nothing has happened and to release hundreds of terrorists. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:24:14 GMTPresident Peres on state visit to China http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-on-state-visit-to-China-8-April-2014.aspxPresident Peres: “China has a central role in the efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb. Iran is the center of terror in the world. Iran funds terrorism and exports it across the entire Middle East and beyond.” Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:21:35 GMTFM Liberman meets with US Secretary of State Kerry in Washingtonhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-meets-with-Secretary-Kerry-9-April-2014.aspxFM Liberman: “The question is whether the Palestinians too are sincere and have a genuine desire to achieve an agreement rather than play a game of blame.”Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:39:58 GMTPresident Peres sends letter of condolence to South Korean President Park Geun-hyehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-sends-letter-of-condolence-to-South-Korean-President-23-April-2014.aspxPresident Peres expressed the shock and dismay felt by the people of Israel upon hearing of the disastrous capsizing of the Sewol ferry. Fri, 02 May 2014 01:10:27 GMTSecurity Cabinet statementhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Security-Cabinet-statement-24-April-2014.aspxPM Netanyahu: “Whoever chooses the terrorism of Hamas does not want peace.”Fri, 02 May 2014 01:12:13 GMTPM Netanyahu at Yad Vashem on Holocaust Remembrance Dayhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-at-Yad-Vashem-on-Holocaust-Remembrance-Day-27-Apr-2014.aspxToday, just like then, there are those who dismiss Iran's extreme rhetoric as one that serves domestic purposes. And just like then, those who make such claims are deluding themselves. They are making an historic mistake. Fri, 02 May 2014 01:14:02 GMTFM Liberman on visit to Azerbaijanhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-on-visit-to-Azerbaijan-29-Apr-2014.aspxFM Liberman will meet in Baku with the President and cabinet ministers, as well as with the Jewish community.Fri, 02 May 2014 01:27:39 GMTSummary of editorials from the Hebrew presshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Editorials-29-April-2014.aspxFri, 02 May 2014 01:26:25 GMTFM Liberman’s meetings in Bakuhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman’s-meetings-in-Baku-1-May-2014.aspxDuring his visit to Azerbaijan, FM Liberman met with the Azeri President, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Deputy Prime Minister and other senior officials, as well as with the leaders of the Jewish community. Fri, 02 May 2014 01:27:06 GMTConference on Jewish refugeeshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/DFM-Ayalon-heads-first-special-MFA-conference-on-Jewish-refugees-from-Arab-countries.aspxDFM Ayalon: "At this juncture in time I call for putting an end to the historic injustice and call upon the Arab League to assume responsibility and admit it was they who caused the Jews from Arab countries to become refugees."Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:59:17 GMTICC has no jurisdictionhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/ICC-no-jurisdiction-PA-complaints-Apr2012.aspxIsrael made it clear in the first place that the International Criminal Court has no jurisdiction in this matter.Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:41:48 GMTAddress by FM Liberman at the Memorial Day ceremonyhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Address-by-FM-Liberman-at-the-Memorial-Day-ceremony-in-Kiryat-Gat-5-May-2014.aspxFM Liberman: Our hand always has been, and always will be, extended in peace to all our neighbors. We extend our hands in peace - but we will cut off every hand that threatens us.Tue, 06 May 2014 23:19:38 GMTNetanyahu on the Iranian issuehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-remarks-on-the-Iranian-nuclear-issue.aspxPM Netanyahu's remarks about the talks on the Iranian nuclear issue, at the start of his meeting with US Sen. Joe Lieberman Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:45:35 GMTNetanyahu meets Palestinianshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahu-meets-with-Palestinians-Apr2012.aspxIsraeli PM Netanyahu met with representatives from the Palestinian side who gave him a letter from President Abbas.Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:18:42 GMTYom Hashoah - President Pereshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Yom-Hashoah-2012-President-Peres.aspxHolocaust deniers negate the deeds of their predecessors so as to cover their own crimes. The falsehood of negation will not extinguish the fire of the inferno.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:57:05 GMTYom Hazikaron - Memorial Dayhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Yom-Hazikaron---Memorial-Day.aspxTue, 24 Apr 2012 00:16:29 GMTIsraeli Movie Clubhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-Movie-Club.aspxCome and enjoy another Israeli 'classic' Thursday 3 May at 7pm at Temple Sinai. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 03:14:57 GMTDocumentary Edge Festivalhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Documentary-Edge-Festival-2012.aspx72 films from New Zealand and around the world have been selected for the 2012 Festival amongst which 6 excellent Israeli documentaries. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 04:00:16 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with Japanese FM Fumio Kishidahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Japanese-FM-Fumio-Kishida-13-May-2014.aspxWe see a danger and a challenge posed by a rogue state arming itself with nuclear weapons. In your case it's North Korea and we obviously sympathize and understand the predicament facing you.Wed, 14 May 2014 02:35:05 GMTPresident Peres meets with Norwegian PM Solberghttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-with-Norwegian-PM-Solberg-13-May-2014.aspx​President Peres: Israel is a country that seeks peace; our greatest hope is to see the region come out of poverty and an end to suffering among innocent people.Wed, 14 May 2014 02:15:02 GMTPresident Peres sends letter of condolence to Turkish President Gül http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-sends-letter-of-condolence-to-Turkish-President-Gül-14-May-2014.aspxThe president expressed Israel’s deep condolences to the Turkish people in the wake of the mining disaster in Manisa.Fri, 16 May 2014 02:13:46 GMTEnd of hunger strikehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/End-security-prisoners-hunger-strike-May2012.aspxThe end of the strike was made possible in the wake of the security prisoners' signature on a commitment not to engage in terrorism inside the prison walls in exchange for various easements. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:56:00 GMTIsrael responds to EU Councilhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-responds-EU-Foreign-Affairs-May2012.aspxIsrael is committed to the well-being of the Palestinian population. The conclusions of the EU Foreign Affairs Council on the Middle East Peace Process do not contribute to advancing the peace process.Tue, 15 May 2012 22:43:03 GMTIsrael and UN sign agreementhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-and-UN-sign-aid-cooperation-agreement-May2012.aspxIsrael and the United Nations are cooperating on development, a central topic on the international agenda.Tue, 15 May 2012 22:37:10 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandonghttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Chinese-Vice-Premier-Liu-Yandong-19-May-2014.aspxVice Premier Liu Yandong: In the past 20 years, our two countries have enjoyed sound political relations and ever stronger practical cooperation. I am here to learn from the best practices of Israel in science, technology and innovation.Tue, 20 May 2014 22:01:53 GMTPope Francis in Israel - May 2014http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Pope-Francis-in-Israel-May-2014.aspxPope Francis will be the fourth Pope to come to the Holy Land. He will visit Israel on May 25-26, 2014 - the 50th anniversary of the historic visit of Pope Paul VI.Thu, 29 May 2014 02:58:02 GMTPM Netanyahu on Iranhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-on-Iran-May2012.aspxIran's goals are clear. It wants to annihilate Israel and is developing nuclear weapons to realize this goal.Tue, 22 May 2012 22:12:34 GMTFM Liberman meets ForSec Haguehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-meets-For-Sec-Hague-May2012.aspxLiberman: The Iranians are trying to project a more pleasant and calm atmosphere at the talks, but their goal is still the same: to obtain military nuclear capability.Tue, 29 May 2012 00:40:13 GMT"Just One Minute"http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Just-One-Minute.aspxIn response to last week's refusal of the IOC to formally honor the memory of the murdered athletes at this year's Olympics, DFM Ayalon is working to garner public support for the campaign.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:54:00 GMTMerck signs cooperation agreement with the Chief Scientist of Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Merck-signs-cooperation-agreement-with-the-Chief-Scientist-of-Israel-21-May-2014.aspxU.S. pharmaceutical company Merck signed a commercial cooperation agreement with the Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Economy to support Israeli life science companies. Sun, 25 May 2014 22:07:40 GMTThe internet video of the Betunia incidenthttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/The-internet-video-of-the-Betunia-incident-21-May-2014.aspxThe matter is being handled with the utmost seriousness and the investigation will thoroughly explore all possible avenues in order to bring the truth to light. Sun, 25 May 2014 22:08:08 GMTPatriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I arrives in Israel http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Patriarch-of-Constantinople-Bartholomew-I-arrives-in-Israel-23-May-2014.aspxThe Patriarch of Constantinople will meet with His Holiness Pope Francis in Jerusalem.Sun, 25 May 2014 22:07:18 GMTNew molecule protects the brainhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/New-brain-protecting-molecule28-January-2014.aspxThe new new molecule created by HUJ researchers could potentially lower diabetic patients’ higher risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:26:25 GMTPresident Peres sets new Guinness World Recordhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-sets-new-Guinness-World-Record-6-Feb-2014.aspxPresident Peres delivered the largest online civics class in the world from Cisco's Headquarters in Israel to over 9,000 high school students in 215 classrooms across Israel.Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:36:09 GMTBioImage yields new knowledge about body and brainhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/New-medical-diagnostics-6-February-2014.aspxMon, 10 Feb 2014 20:51:59 GMTPM Netanyahu's remarks at the Jerusalem Day Cabinet meeting at Ammunition Hillhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-remarks-at-the-Jerusalem-Day-Cabinet-28-May-2014.aspxJerusalem was unified 47 years ago and it will never be re-divided. We are committed to a rebuilt, greater and developing Jerusalem as a historical mandate of the Jewish People. Thu, 29 May 2014 03:20:47 GMTPress Conference with OECDhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu,-Minister-Steinitz-and-OECD-Sec-Gen-Gurria-Press-Conference.aspxPM Netanyahu: The policies that have worked for us so far are the policies that will work for us in the future: control spending; be careful and responsible; encourage growth; enact reforms.Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:40:15 GMTIsrael-Netherlands Statementhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-Netherlands-Joint-Statement-.aspxThe visit underlines the friendship and long lasting partnership between the two countriesMon, 13 Jan 2014 22:42:26 GMTIsrael-US Dialoguehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-US-Dialogue-on-counter-terrorism-held-in-Jerusalem.aspxThe Israeli delegation presented on terrorist threats, core challenges it faces, Iran’s involvement in terrorism, Hizballah, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic JihadThu, 07 Jun 2012 21:39:27 GMTAmb Prosor to UNGA on Syriahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Prosor-UNGA-Syria-Jun2012.aspxProsor to UN General Assembly: "The people of Syria are the deliberate targets of a brutal regime that will commit any crime to cling to power."Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:43:57 GMTIsrael feeding the worldhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/The-top-12-ways-Israel-feeds-.aspxFrom drip irrigation to natural pesticides, Israeli innovations are helping to fill hungry bellies everywhere, but particularly in the developing world. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 23:05:43 GMTSummary of editorials from the Hebrew presshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Editorials-2-Jun-2014.aspxThu, 05 Jun 2014 21:37:58 GMTPeres awarded Medal of Freedomhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-awarded-Medal-of-Freedom.aspxOn Tuesday evening, June 13, 2012, at the White House, President Barack Obama awarded Israel President Shimon Peres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.Tue, 19 Jun 2012 02:57:34 GMTNetanyahu meets Pres. Outtarahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Ivory-Coast-President-Ouattara.aspxPM Netanyahu and Ivory Coast President Ouattara noted the close state of bilateral cooperation, and discussed the terrorist threats facing both countries, as well as economic cooperationTue, 19 Jun 2012 03:06:52 GMTFourth Presidential Conferencehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Fourth-Israel-Presidential-Conference-begins-tomorrow-in-Jerusalem.aspxThe fourth Israel Presidential Conference Facing Tomorrow 2012, under the auspices of President Shimon Peres, will begin tomorrow in Jerusalem.Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:07:39 GMTTerror attack in southhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Terror-attack-in-south-Jun2012.aspxA civilian working on the Israel-Egypt security fence was killed and two others were wounded Monday morning (18 June), in a terror attack on the southern border.Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:08:16 GMTPMO on Egyptian electionshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PMO-on-Egyptian-presidential-elections-Jun2012.aspxIsrael looks forward to continuing cooperation with the Egyptian government.Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:04:40 GMTNetanyahu meets Putinhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Russian-President-Putin.aspxPM Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and National Security Advisor Maj.-Gen. Yaakov Amidror attended a meeting today with Russian President Vladimir Putin Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:40:31 GMTSummary of editorials from the Hebrew presshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Editorials-9-June-2014.aspxTue, 10 Jun 2014 04:21:11 GMTPresident Peres bestows Presidential Medal of Distinction upon Italian President Napolitanohttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-bestows-Medal-of-Distinction-9-June-2014.aspxPresident Peres: Israel stretches out its hand for peace with the Palestinians, our neighbors. I have experienced both war and peace and everyone deserves the right to live in peace. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:23:39 GMTLiberman condemns Iranian VPhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Liberman-condemns-Iranian-VP-Jun2012.aspxThe international community does not sufficiently comprehend the great danger posed by the Iranian regime to world peace.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:38:00 GMTFormer PM Shamir passes awayhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Former-PM-Shamir-passes-away.aspxYitzhak Shamir, Israel's seventh prime minister, former Knesset speaker and foreign minister, who died at the age of 96, will be laid to rest in a state funeral at Mt. Herzl on Monday, July 2.Sun, 01 Jul 2012 22:09:33 GMTCondolence book for PM Shamirhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Condolence-book-for-former-PM-.aspxThe Embassy has opened a condolence book for former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Former PM Mr Yitzhak Shamir.Mon, 02 Jul 2012 23:16:18 GMTThree teens kidnapped by Hamas terror organizationhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Three-teens-missing-in-suspected-kidnapping-attack-13-Jun-2014.aspxContact lost with three teenagers in the Gush Etzion area - Gilad Sha'er (16), Naftali Frenkel (16), and Eyal Yifrah (19). Israel holds the Palestinian Authority responsible for the well-being of the missing.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:31:39 GMTKidnapping of teens - Statement by PM Netanyahuhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Kidnapping-of-teens-Statement-by-PM-Netanyahu-14-Jun-2014.aspxPM Netanyahu (June 15): "Today I can say what I was unable to say yesterday. Those who perpetrated the abduction of our youths were members of Hamas - the same Hamas with which Abu Mazen made a unity government. This has severe repercussions."Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:32:18 GMTFM Liberman meets wtih FM of Ghanahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-meets-wtih-FM-of-Ghana-15-Jun-2014.aspxFM Liberman thanked FM Tetteh for her expression of support and solidarity, and said that Israel hopes to bring the boys back home without the use of force.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:36:58 GMTCabinet communiquehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Cabinet-communique-15-Jun-2014.aspxThose who perpetrated the abduction of our youths were members of Hamas - the same Hamas that Abu Mazen made a unity government with. We are currently focusing all of our efforts on bringing the abductees back home. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:36:26 GMTPM Netanyahu speaks with PA Chairman Abu Mazenhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-speaks-with-PA-Chairman-Abu-Mazen-16-Jun-2014.aspxThe consequences of the partnership with Hamas must be understood; it is bad for Israel, bad for the Palestinians and bad for the region.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:38:36 GMT29th Israel International Mayors Conference opens in Jerusalemhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/29th-Israel-International-Mayors-Conference-opens-15-Jun-2014.aspxThis year's program spans Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Beersheba, and will have a special focus on urban innovation and cyber security.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:33:50 GMTStatement by PM Netanyahu at IDF Central Commandhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Statement-by-PM-Netanyahu-at-IDF-Central-Command-16-Jun-2014.aspxWe are here in the midst of a complex operation. We are currently focused on one mission - bringing the boys, our boys who were abducted, home. We are also operating against Hamas.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:38:08 GMTSummary of editorials from the Hebrew press http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Editorials-17-June-2014.aspxMon, 23 Jun 2014 21:40:29 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with Quartet Representative Blairhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Quartet-Representative-Blair-17-June-2014.aspxI think the international community has to condemn Hamas for its terrorist activities, I think it has to support Israel's right of self-defense and I think it also must call on President Abbas to end his pact with Hamas.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:39:34 GMTFM Liberman speaks with European foreign ministershttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-speaks-with-European-foreign-ministers-17-June-2014.aspxFM Liberman thanked his counterparts for their condemnation of the abduction of the three Israeli teenagers, for their solidarity with Israel and for the unequivocal position they expressed.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:39:08 GMTClinton visits Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/US-Secretary-of-State-Clinton-visits-Israel.aspxAt their meeting, the two discussed the strengthening of cooperation between Israel and the United States, and held an in-depth discussion concerning Middle Eastern eventsWed, 18 Jul 2012 02:06:09 GMT18th AMIA bombing anniversaryhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/The-18th-Anniversary-of-the-AMIA-bombing.aspxEighteen years ago today, 18 July 1994 at 9 A.M., a huge explosion rocked the city of Buenos Aires - the second murderous attack against Israeli and Jewish targets in Argentina in two yearsWed, 18 Jul 2012 21:24:15 GMTPresident Peres meets with families of abducted teenshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-with-families-of-abducted-teens-19-June-2014.aspx​President Peres: "The whole nation is united and standing by your side and praying with you for the safe return of your boys."Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:46:31 GMTPM's response to attackhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM's-response-to-terror-attack.aspxPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this afternoon (Thursday, 19 July 2012), issued the following statement about yesterday's terrorist attack in Bulgaria:Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:57:27 GMTPM Netanyahu speaks with UN Secy-Gen Ban Ki-moonhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-speaks-with-UN-SG-Ban-Ki-moon-22-Jun-2014.aspxIsrael opposes the transfer of funds from Qatar to Hamas. Abu Mazen needs to end the pact with Hamas, which is responsible for the abduction of the youths and which calls for Israel's destruction.Tue, 24 Jun 2014 02:26:51 GMTAttack on Israelis in Burgashttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Attack-on-Israelis-in-Burgas.aspxSix people, five Israelis and the Bulgarian bus driver, were killed and over 30 wounded on Wednesday (July 18) in a suicide bombing attack on a bus carrying Israelis in Burgas.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:37:05 GMTFM Liberman inaugurates Tel Aviv-Nairobi routehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-inaugurates-Tel-Aviv-Nairobi-route-19-Jun-2014.aspxThe route, halted after the 2002 terror attack in Mombasa, represents the victory of life over terrorism.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:45:34 GMTFirst Jewish Media Summit begins in Jerusalemhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/First-Jewish-Media-Summit-begins-in-Jerusalem-22-Jun-2014.aspxFour-day event brings together over 100 Jewish media delegates from more than 25 countries to discuss some of the major topics facing Israel and the Diaspora.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:50:27 GMTIsrael's water managementhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/OECD---Israel-is-a-pioneer-in-the-.aspxThis month the OECD the WFP and FAO published joint annual report on the state of world agriculture.Mon, 23 Jul 2012 22:29:46 GMTLetter from Morsyhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-receives-first-letter-from-Egyptian-President-Morsy.aspxPresident Morsy: I take this opportunity to reiterate that I am looking forward to exerting our best efforts to get the Middle East Peace Process back to its right track. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:25:20 GMTPM Netanyahu meets Romneyhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-Romney-Jul2012.aspxNetanyahu: Strengthening the relationship between America and Israel is in the interest of peace, in the interest of both our countries, and I believe that your visit is an expression of that desire on both of our peoples.Sun, 29 Jul 2012 21:59:02 GMTUNESCO declares Beit Guvrin a World Heritage Sitehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/UNESCO-declares-Beit-Guvrin-a-World-Heritage-Site-23-Jun-2014.aspxThe UNESCO World Heritage Committee has declared the caves of Beit Guvrin-Maresha to be a World Heritage Site.Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:05:52 GMTAmb Waxman statement to UNSChttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Waxman-statement-UNSC-Jul2012.aspxA clear line of terror runs from the bombing in Argentina to the attack in Bulgaria. It begins and ends in Iran. The Iranian campaign of terrorism is a plague that threatens not only Israelis and Jews, but innocent people all over the globe. Sun, 29 Jul 2012 21:59:33 GMTCops name Iranian attackerhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Cops-name-Iran-military-.aspxNEW DELHI: Alleging that an Iranian state agency was involved in the February 13 bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat in the capital...Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:42:24 GMTTransfer of Goods http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Transfer-of-Goods.aspxIsraeli Minister of Finance, Dr. Yuval Steinitz, and Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Salam Fayyad, concluded today arrangements with respect to the transfer of goods between Israel and the Palestinian Authority and related tax procedures. Wed, 01 Aug 2012 23:33:48 GMTIsraeli doctors continue to save lives of Palestinian childrenhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-doctors-continue-to-save-lives-of-Palestinian-children-24-June-2014.aspxIn the midst of Operation Brother’s Keeper, Israeli surgeons continue their fight to save lives of Palestinian childrenWed, 25 Jun 2014 03:07:21 GMTIsrael's Olympic hopeshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-Olympic-hopes.aspxIsrael's best hopes for Olympic glory lie in the diversity and versatility of its athletes competing in London 2012, as presented to you in series of clips.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:36:09 GMTIsrael's condolences to Egypthttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-expresses-condolences-to-Egypt.aspxIsrael conveys its condolences to Egypt and to the Egyptian people on the killing of Egyptian security forces personnel in the barbaric terrorist attack last nightMon, 06 Aug 2012 21:37:02 GMTAmb Prosor to UNGA on Syriahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Prosor-UNGA-Syria-Aug2012.aspxFor years, Assad repeatedly denied that he held chemical weapons. Last week we heard from Syrian officials: Assad has chemical weapons - and his government is prepared to use them.Sun, 05 Aug 2012 22:53:56 GMTIDF thwarts infiltrationhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/IDF-thwarts-infiltration-from-Sinai-Aug2012.aspxTerrorists in armored vehicles hijacked by a terrorist cell in an Egyptian base in north Sinai tried to infiltrate into Israel near the Kerem Shalom crossing.Mon, 06 Aug 2012 21:37:35 GMTAgricultural exports from Gazahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Independence-in-Gaza-agricultural-exports-by-2016.aspxNew program of the Dutch government regarding development of agricultural exports from the Gaza StripMon, 13 Aug 2012 21:36:03 GMTMunich Olympics Memorialhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Munich-Olympics-Memorial-Aug2012.aspxMin Livnat: "There is a line to be drawn from Auschwitz to Munich, and from Munich to Burgas; it is the murder of Jews simply because they are Jews."Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:34:17 GMTIsrael's reaction to EU listhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-reaction-EU-customs-list-Aug2012.aspxThere is not the slightest doubt that the Modi'in, Maccabim and Re'ut localities are an integral part of Israel. The EU ignores reality when it extends the domain of conflict to places and issues that do not belong there.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:32:38 GMTPM Netanyahu to UN Secy-Genhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-to-UN-Secy-Gen-on-Iran-Aug2012.aspxNetanyahu told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon that his anticipated trip to Tehran this month is a major mistake even if it is being made with good intentions. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 22:07:55 GMTRecent Iranian statementshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Recent-Iranian-statements-Aug2012.aspxAhmadinejad: "In the new Middle East there will be no trace of the American presence and the Zionists. The very existence of the Zionist regime is an insult to the humankind and an affront to all world nations."Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:11:13 GMTEconomic review West Bank/Gazahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Economic-review-West-Bank-Gaza-Aug2012.aspxThe growth rate of the Palestinian economy in Judea and Samaria slowed down in 2011, while the Gaza Strip enjoyed a 27% growth rate compared to 2010, contributing to a rise of about 23% in the per capita GDP.Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:02:36 GMTNetanyahu condemns violencehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-condemns-acts-of-violence-and-racism-that-occurred-over-the-weekend.aspxPM Netanyahu: In the state of Israel, we are not prepared to tolerate racism; neither are we prepared to tolerate the combination of racism and violence. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 01:29:22 GMTWorld Humanitarian Day 2012http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-frontline-international-aid.aspxOn August 19, the world marks World Humanitarian Day, celebrating the efforts of those who provide assistance to those who are suffering.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:30:15 GMTHolocaust files digitizationhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Dutch-government-to-contribute-to-digitization-of-Holocaust-material.aspxYad Vashem and the Netherlands to sign agreement for Dutch contribution to digitization of Righteous Among the Nations material Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:15:53 GMTIsrael to UN: Iran statementshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-to-UN-on-Iranian-statements-Aug2012.aspxIran - a member state of the United Nations - continues to declare that it seeks the destruction of Israel, another UN Member State.Wed, 22 Aug 2012 01:30:19 GMTAsian Science Camphttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/science-camp0823-8161.aspxFive of New Zealand’s top young scientific minds will attend the prestigious youth science gathering at the Asian Science Camp in Jerusalem – Israel which will be held 26-30 August. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:28:53 GMTSouth African labelinghttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/South-Africa-labeling-decision-Aug2012.aspxThe measure announced today by the South African cabinet to require special labeling for goods emanating from Israeli settlements is without precedent.Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:20:03 GMTPresident Peres' eulogy for Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frankel and Gilad Shaarhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres'-eulogy-for-Eyal-Yifrach,-Naftali-Frankel-and-Gilad-Shaar-1-July-2014.aspxWe are an ancient people, united and deeply rooted. Our story is full of tears but the soul maintains the Torah. These three boys exposed the depth of our people and the heights it can reach.Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:18:22 GMTAsian Science Camp 2012http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-opens-Asian-Science-Camp-2012.aspxThe Asian Science Camp is being held for the first time in Israel with 300 young scientists aged 17-21 from throughout Asia.Mon, 27 Aug 2012 22:59:30 GMTAmbassador Prosor at UN GA debate on Syriahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Ambassador-Prosor-UNGA-debate-Syria-Sept2012.aspxLong before Assad’s planes demolished major cities, long before his thugs murdered entire families in their homes, long before the death count rose well above 20,000, the dangers of inaction were unmistakableThu, 06 Sep 2012 22:21:10 GMTPM Netanyahu speaks to Lower Saxony PM on Tehranhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Lower-Saxony-PM-Tehran-Aug2012.aspxToday, over 120 countries are in Tehran, saluting a regime that not only denies the Holocaust but pledges to annihilate the Jewish state, brutalizes its own people and colludes in the murder of thousands of innocent Syrians. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:10:24 GMTPM Netanyahu on Canada's decision on Iranhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Canada-decision-Iran-Sept2012.aspxI would like to commend Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for taking a step that showed leadership and daring and which sends a clear message to Iran and the entire world.Sun, 09 Sep 2012 22:07:34 GMT40th anniversary of the Munich Olympics massacrehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Germany-Israel-40th-anniversary-Munich-Olympics-massacre.aspxOn the 40th anniversary of the abduction and massacre of the 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics, commemoration ceremonies will be held in Germany.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:27:04 GMTDFM Ayalon visits Latrun Trappist Monasteryhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/DFM-Ayalon-visits-Latrun-Trappist-Monastery.aspxDFM Ayalon at Latrun Monastery: “The attack on you is terrorism against all of us. This is not the way of Zionism or of Judaism. We will not allow freedom of religion in Israel to be compromised.” Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:20:39 GMTAbduction and murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeirhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Abduction-and-murder-of-Muhammad-Abu-Khdeir-6-Jul-2014.aspxSeveral Jewish suspects were arrested (July 6) regarding the July 2 abduction and murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeir from Shuafat, Jerusalem. ​PM Netanyahu: "I pledge that the perpetrators of this horrific crime will face the full weight of the law."Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:05 GMTPresident Peres Rosh Hashana greeting Sept 2012http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-Rosh-Hashana-greeting-Sept-2012.aspxWe look upon the Jewish communities around the world not only as our extended family, but also as our full partners.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:22:32 GMTIsrael condemns attacks on US diplomatic missionshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-condemns-attacks-US-diplomatic-missions.aspxThe US, which is the leader of the free world, has long stood in the firing line of radical Islamist terrorism.Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:33:53 GMTCabinet approves tax break for National Cyber Parkhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Cabinet-approves-tax-break-for-National-Cyber-Park-6-Jul-2014.aspxThis will encourage leading multi-national and Israeli cyber companies to join the national cyber park and establish their activity there.Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:09:02 GMTNetanyahu meets with PM Seehoferhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/12-Sep-2012.aspxPM Netanyahu: The greatest interest today is to prevent Iran from continuing on its clear steps to achieving nuclear weaponsThu, 13 Sep 2012 23:34:26 GMTDepFM Ayalon addresses Ad Hoc Liaison Committeehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/DepFM-Ayalon-addresses-AHLC-Sept-2012.aspxIsrael submitted to the committee an updated report on measures taken by Israel in support of developing the Palestinian economy and socio-economic structure. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:20:41 GMTJustice for Jewish Refugees from Arab Countrieshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/DFM-Ayalon-opens-international-conference-“Justice-for-Jewish-Refugees-from-Arab-Countries”-.aspxThe conference, which opened today in Jerusalem, is an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Ministry for Senior Citizens and the World Jewish Congress.Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:39:09 GMTStatement by PM Netanyahuhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Statement-by-PM-Netanyahu-8-July-2014.aspxIsrael is not eager for war, but the security of our citizens is our primary consideration. After our repeated efforts to restore calm were met with increased Hamas rocket fire, we have expanded our operations the terrorist organizations in Gaza. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:01:02 GMTThe untold story of the Middle Easthttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/The-untold-story-of-the-Middle-East.aspxAmbassador Prosor: "Our purpose is clear: plain and simple justice for nearly one million Jewish refugees, whose stories have been hidden - whose history has been left untold."Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:21:27 GMTFM Liberman’s reaction to Abbas' UN speech http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman’s-reaction-to-UN-speech-by-PA-President-Abbas-.aspxFM Liberman: This speech was a flagrant incitement and a verbal attack. It will make clear to all those who live with illusions and are not honest with themselves what are the true intentions of Abbas and what he is striving to reach. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 20:46:33 GMTPM Netanyahu addresses UN General Assemblyhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-addresses-UN-General-Assembly.aspxThe relevant question is not when Iran will get the bomb. The relevant question is at what stage can we no longer stop Iran from getting the bomb. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:20:19 GMTPresident Peres addresses security situation http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-addresses-security-situation-10-July-2014.aspxWe do not wish to see innocent people killed or injured, but it is Hamas who endangers the citizens of Gaza by firing from deep within civilian areas. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:08:41 GMTIsraeli economic steps in West Bank and Gaza Striphttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-economic-steps-West-Bank-and-Gaza-Strip-Sept-2012.aspxIsrael has recently approved additional permits for workers and merchants to enter Israeli territory from the West Bank. 16 projects in the Gaza Strip funded by the international community have been approved.Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:45:28 GMTIsrael Congratulates the EU for Nobel Peace Prizehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-Congratulates-the-EU-for-Nobel-Peace-Prize1014-9706.aspxThe exemplary success of the EU in establishing peace in Europe after two world wars is an inspiration to the whole family of nations Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:18:58 GMTRemarks by PM Netanyahu, DM Yaalon and senior IDF officers after Security Cabinet meetinghttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Remarks-by-PM-Netanyahu,-DM-Yaalon-and-senior-IDF-officers-after-the-Security-Cabinet-meeting-10-July-2014.aspxPM Netanyahu: “We have struck hard at Hamas and the terrorists, and as long as the campaign continues we will strike at them harder.” Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:33:04 GMTPM Netanyahu's statement on early electionshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-statement-on-early-elections.aspxPM Netanyahu announces elections to be held within three months. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 01:09:34 GMTEmbassy condemns attacks on Jewish graveshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Embassy-condemns-attacks-on-Jewish-graves.aspxThe Israeli Embassy in Wellington condemns the vile desecration of Jewish graves in Central Auckland.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:17:41 GMTFM Liberman assesses situationhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-assesses-situation-10-Jul-2014.aspxFM Liberman expressed satisfaction at the world response to date to Operation Protective Edge.Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:31:49 GMTPresident Peres hosts children under fire from Gazahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-hosts-children-from-regions-shelled-by-missiles-14-July-2014.aspxPresident Peres addressed the security situation after spending the morning with children from the Gaza-area regional councils who came to the President's Residence in Jerusalem for respite from the rocket barrages Wed, 16 Jul 2014 04:52:20 GMTHigh voltage line to northern Gaza hit by Hamas rockethttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/High-voltage-line-to-northern-Gaza-hit-by-Hamas-rocket-14-July-2014.aspxOn-going attacks that would endanger the lives of electricity corporation technicians may postpone repair of the damageWed, 16 Jul 2014 04:49:17 GMTACAA agreement between Israel and the EU ratifiedhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/ACAA-agreement-between-Israel-and-the-EU-ratified.aspxThe AACA agreement with Israel is a framework agreement that recognizes Israel industrial standards as equivalents to European standardsThu, 01 Nov 2012 00:45:44 GMTBarrage of rocket fire hits southern Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Barrage-rocket-fire-southern-Israel-Oct-2012.aspxBetween October 22-24, 2012, the Hamas terrorist organization initiated another intensification of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:16:58 GMTPres Peres meets EU High Representative Ashtonhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Pres-Peres-meets-EU-High-Representative-Ashton.aspxRight now as we are sitting there are a million people, mothers and children, are sitting in shelters and being bombed. Nobody in Europe, Asia, America or anywhere else would agree to that day after day. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 00:45:15 GMTPM Netanyahu at Yitzhak Rabin memorial 2012http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Yitzhak-Rabin-memorial-2012.aspxThree things we must preserve - teaching tolerance and anti-violence, strengthening security as the basis for our existence, and striving pragmatically for peace with our neighbors. These are the three things Yitzhak Rabin believed in.Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:32:34 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with French President Hollandehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-joint-press-conference-with-French-President-Hollande.aspxI want to commend you for the strong position, France's position, for very tough and even tougher sanctions against Iran. The sanctions are taking a bite out of Iran's economy, but unfortunately, to date, they have not stopped the Iranian program.Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:32:01 GMTPresident Peres on state visit to Russiahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-state-visit-Russia-Nov-2012.aspxPresident Shimon Peres will travel to the Russian Federation and inaugurate, alongside President Putin, the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow. They will hold a working meeting at the Kremlin.Wed, 07 Nov 2012 20:51:44 GMTIsraeli leaders congratulate US President Obamahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-leaders-congratulate-US-Pres-Obama-election.aspxPM Netanyahu: "I will continue to work with President Obama in order to assure the interests that are vital to the security of the citizens of Israel."Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:15:31 GMTPeres receives honorary professorship in Moscowhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-receives-honorary-professorship-in-Moscow.aspxThe Russian Academy of Science awarded President Peres the honorary professorship, a title that has been awarded to an exclusive number of statesman and leaders for their contribution to the world. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 20:51:08 GMTPM Netanyahu's remarks at the special Cabinet meetinghttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahus-remarks-at-the-special-Cabinet-meeting-18-July-20140718-7965.aspxWe chose to commence this operation after we had exhausted the other possibilities, and with the understanding that without action, the price that we would pay would be much greater.Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:20:19 GMTPope Francis speaks with President Pereshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Pope-Francis-speaks-with-President-Peres-18-July-2014.aspxPope Francis spoke to President Peres this morning and asked to deliver a message of coexistence, moderation and peace to all the citizens of the region in light of the current security situation Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:19:40 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with World Leadershttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-French-FM-Fabius,-speaks-with-US-President-Barack-Obama,-UN-Secretary-General-Ban-Ki-moon,-Canadian.aspx The international community should not create any symmetry between a democracy legitimately acting in its own self-defense trying to avoid civilian casualties and a terrorist organization that deliberately targets millions of innocent civilians.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:43:27 GMTFM Liberman and Rwandan FM Mushikiwabo visit Hof Ashkelonhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-and-Rwandan-FM-Mushikiwabo-visit-Hof-Ashkelon-20-Jul-2014.aspx"I thank FM Mushikiwabo, who came here at this time in order to understand the vastness of the challenge which we in Israel are facing." Rwanda currently holds the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council.Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:22:50 GMTStatement by PM Netanyahuhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Statement-by-PM-Netanyahu-20-Jul-2014.aspxGiven our acceptance of the ceasefire, it cannot be claimed that it is Israel which has chosen escalation; therefore, it is Hamas that is responsible for the results of its aggression. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:22:07 GMTPM Netanyahu's remarks to foreign ambassadors http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-remarks-to-foreign-ambassadors-in-Ashkelon-.aspxPM Netanyahu: We’ll take whatever action is necessary to put a stop to this. This is not merely our right, it’s also our duty, and it’s something that I think is understood by any fair-minded person in any fair-minded government in the worldMon, 13 Jan 2014 22:09:25 GMTPress Release Embassy of Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Press-release-pillar-of-self-defense.aspxThe Embassy of Israel in Wellington believes it is important that New Zealanders receive an even-handed account of current events in southern Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, Israel’s Ambassador to New Zealand, Shemi Tzur, said today. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:08:34 GMTIsrael strikes terror targets in Gaza http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-strikes-terror-targets-in-Gaza-Nov-2012.aspxIn response to the incessant rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip the IDF has launched a widespread campaign against terror targets in Gaza.Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:08:49 GMTPM Netanyahu's statement to the foreign presshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-statement-to-the-foreign-press.aspxIsrael has made it clear that it will not tolerate rocket and missile attacks on its civilians. I hope that the terror organizations in Gaza got the message. If not, Israel is prepared to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:08:16 GMTThe humanitarian situation in Gazahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Humanitarian-situation-Gaza-Nov-2012.aspxIsrael is making a major effort to maintain the fabric of civilian life in Gaza, despite the situation of current hostilities. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:41:50 GMTPres. Peres meets with Special Envoy Tony Blairhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-with-Quartet-Special-Envoy-Tony-Blair.aspxWe have no interest and no ambition in conquering land but we have to stop the firing at our citizens.Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:41:23 GMTFM Liberman meets with UN Sec Gen Ban Ki-moonhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-meets-with-UN-Secretary-General-Ban-Ki-moon1120-3676.aspxFM Liberman: “If Israel will be forced to initiate a ground operation, it will not be a limited operation, nor will it be ‘Operation Pillar of Defense 2,’ but rather ‘Defensive Shield 2.’” Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:55:58 GMT300,000-year-old hearth found in Qesem Cavehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/300,000-year-old-hearth-found-in-Qesem-Cave-27-Jan-2014.aspxThese findings help us to fix an important turning point in the development of human culture – that in which humans first began to regularly use fire both for cooking meat and as a focal point for social gatherings.Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:05:13 GMTIsrael under fire - November 2012http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-under-fire-November-2012.aspxMore than 1,200 rockets have been fired at Israel since Saturday (10 Nov), over 1,000 since the start of Operation Pillar of Defense (14 Nov), landing mostly in the south.Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:56:33 GMTTalking Points and Sound biteshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Talking-points-and-sound-bites.aspxWe have created a list of talking points and sound bites for you in regard to Operation Pillar of Defense which are available for you to use in writing/blogging/talking about the current situation in Israel. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:07:13 GMTCeasefire ends Operation Pillar of Defensehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Behind-the-Headlines-Ceasefire-ends-Operation-Pillar-of-Defense.aspxAfter eight days of rocket fire from Gaza and Israeli counter-attacks on terrorist targets, a cease-fire was declared at 21:00 Israel time on 21 November.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:06:21 GMTStatement by PM Netanyahuhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Statement-by-PM-Netanyahu-29-Nov-2012.aspxNone of the vital interests of peace appear in the resolution that will be put forward before the General Assembly today and that is why Israel cannot accept it. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:29:06 GMTIncitement in the Palestinian Authorityhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Incitement-in-the-Palestinian-Authority-Dec-2012.aspx"Culture of Peace and Incitement Index in the Palestinian Authority"Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:05:10 GMTIsrael Cabinet decisionshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-Cabinet-decisions-2-Dec-2012.aspxThe Palestinian Authority's one-sided step at the UN constitutes a gross violation of the agreements signed with the State of Israel; accordingly, the Government of Israel rejects the UN General Assembly decision.Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:12:03 GMTStatements by PM Netanyahuhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Merkel-Press-Conference.aspxStatements by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a Press Conference with German Chancellor Angela MerkelMon, 13 Jan 2014 22:03:38 GMTIsraeli Films in the Gardenshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Hanukah.aspx3 Movies over 3 Nights at the Dell Bring your Picnic Blankets There will be Food and Drink Stalls Free Entry Mon 17 Dec - The Matchmaker Tues 18 Dec - Je T'aime, I love you terminal Wed 19 Dec - Lost IslandsSun, 16 Dec 2012 23:08:59 GMTPM Netanyahu speaks with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moonhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Speaks-with-UN-Secretary-General-Ban-Ki-moon-28-July-2014.aspxIsrael accepted three UN proposals for humanitarian truces, and Hamas violated them all. Israel will continue to deal with the terrorist tunnels, and this is only the first step in the demilitarization.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:37:18 GMTHamas head Mashaal calls for continued resistancehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Hamas-head-Mashaal-continued-resistance.aspxKhaled Mashaal, chief of Hamas' political bureau, spoke in Gaza in praise of "the resistance" - a Palestinian code name for terrorism - and condemning Israel.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:01:21 GMTUNGA adopts Israeli-sponsored resolutionhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/UNGA-adopts-Israeli-sponsored-resolution-Entrepreneurship.aspxThe UN General Asembly adopted an Israeli-sponsored resolution on Entrepreneurship for Development in the developing world. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:53:12 GMTIsraeli leaders extend condolences to Americanshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-leaders-extend-condolences-American-people.aspxOur hearts are with the bereaved families of the victims, the mourning community in Newtown, Connecticut and the people of the United States of America.Sun, 16 Dec 2012 23:12:23 GMT19/12/12 Movie Screening is going ahead!http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Film-screening-cancelled.aspxYes, it is on. We will be screening "Lost Islands" tonight at "The Dell" in Wellington's Botanic Gardens. Movie starts at 8.30pmMon, 13 Jan 2014 21:54:38 GMTPM Netanyahu meets Asian and Pacific Ambassadorshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Asian-and-Pacific-ambassadors-to-Israel.aspxPM Netanyahu: Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years. All Israeli governments have built in Jerusalem. We're not going to change that. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:56:09 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with Estonian PM Andrus Ansiphttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Estonian-PM-Andrus-Ansip.aspxPM Netanyahu: Forces led by Iran are trying to make their way and to seize control of areas throughout the Middle East. This creates a partnership of all those who want to assure the advance of progress, modernity and peace. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:53:45 GMTPresident Peres wishes Christians Merry Christmashttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-wishes-Christians-a-Merry-Christmas.aspxPresident Peres: “It is for me a privilege, as president of the State of Israel, to send profound wishes on behalf of all of Israel for a Happy Christmas to the whole Christian world.” Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:53:26 GMTIsrael joins UNICEF Executive Boardhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-joins-UNICEF-Board-of-Directors.aspxThis is the third time that Israel has served on the UNICEF Executive Board.Mon, 07 Jan 2013 01:08:17 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with US Senate delegationhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-US-Senate-delegation.aspxPM Netanyahu: My priority, if I'm elected for a next term as Prime Minister, will be first to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons. I think that was and remains the highest priority for both our countries. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:52:04 GMTProsor at Security Council on counter-terrorismhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Prosor-at-Security-Council-on-counter-terrorism-Jan-2013.aspxYes, we must attack terrorist infrastructure, and go after those who support and finance terrorism. However, true counter-terrorism must also begin by disrupting the ecosystem of extremism in which terror thrives.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:50:28 GMTIsrael transfers Gaza humanitarian aid despite constant attacks by Hamashttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-transfers-Gaza-humanitarian-aid-despite-constant-attacks-by-Hamas-4-Aug-2014.aspxWe deliver equipment and produce, most of which has been donated by UN agencies, the International Red Cross and others. Despite the daily attacks, we have endeavored to work around the clock to assure entry of the products.Wed, 06 Aug 2014 01:53:14 GMTPraise to NZ for raising Holocaust Awarenesshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/ISRAELI-AMBASSADOR-TO-NEW-ZEALAND-PRAISES-NEW-ZEALAND-FOR-RAISING-HOLOCAUST-AWARENESS.aspxWed, 27 Feb 2013 02:43:11 GMTCabinet approves status of Bedouin settlementshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Cabinet-approves-status-Bedouin-settlements.aspxPM Netanyahu: "The goal of this historic decision is to put an end to the spread of illegal building by Negev Bedouin and lead to the better integration of the Bedouin into Israeli society."Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:45:00 GMTIsrael protests Iran deal http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-protests-Iran-deal-to-Argentinean-Ambassador.aspxMFA Deputy Director-General Itzhak Shoham conveyed Israel's astonishment and disappointment at the Argentinean government's decision to collaborate with Iran Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:43:56 GMTHRC Settlement Report is counterproductivehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/HRC-Settlement-Report-is-counterproductive-and-unfortunate.aspxThe only way to resolve all pending issues between Israel and the Palestinians is through direct negotiations without pre-conditions. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:35:49 GMTNetanyahu charged with forming governmenthttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/-President-Peres-charges-Benjamin-Netanyahu-with-forming-next-government.aspxRepresentatives of 82 members of the 19th Knesset recommended to me that I should task the current Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, with forming the government.Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:02:13 GMTIsrael upgrades electricity lines to Gazahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-upgrades-electricity-lines-to-Gaza-Feb2013.aspxThe upgrading of the underground lines that supply electricity from Israel to Gaza's northern region has significantly increased the capacity of the electricity lines.Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:36:47 GMTOpening session of the 19th Knessethttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Opening-session-19th-Knesset.aspxThe 19th Knesset opened in a special session attended by President Shimon Peres, at which the 120 MKs declared allegiance to the State of Israel. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:00:18 GMTPM Netanyahu's statement on the Burgas bombinghttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-statement-on-the-investigation-into-the-terrorist-bombing-in-Burgas.aspxPM Netanyahu: The attack in Burgas was an attack on European soil against a member country of the EU. We hope that the Europeans draw the necessary conclusions as to the true character of Hezbollah. Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:34:11 GMTIsraeli statement to UN on Social Developmenthttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-statement-to-UN-Commission-for-Social-Development-Feb2013.aspx"The secret of Israel's success can be summarized in two words: empowered people."Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:20:28 GMTPresident Peres: Resignation of Pope Benedict XVIhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-resignation-Pope-Benedict-XVI.aspxUnder his leadership the Vatican has been a clear voice against racism and anti-Semitism and a clear voice for peace. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:03:59 GMTMajor media sources cast doubt on Hamas casualty claimshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Major-media-sources-cast-doubt-on-Hamas-casualty-claims.aspxEvidence collected so far about casualties in the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge contradicts claims that the IDF attacks were "indiscriminate" and that the vast majority of those killed were innocent civilians.Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:09:32 GMTReaction to conclusions by the EU Foreign Affairs Councilhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Reaction-to-conclusions-by-the-EU-Foreign-Affairs-Council-15-Aug-2014.aspxIsrael, like the EU Foreign Affairs Council, attributes great importance to the Egyptian initiative to achieve a stable, durable ceasefire. Israel welcomes the repeated calls by the EU Foreign Ministers to disarm terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip.Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:10:09 GMTAmb Prosor addresses the UN Security Councilhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Prosor-at-UN-Security-Council-Feb-2013.aspxHezbollah remains conspicuously absent from the European Union's list of recognized terrorist organizations. Hezbollah's sole purpose - its raison d'etre - is to commit terrorist acts both inside and outside the Middle East.Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:30:07 GMTPM Netanyahu's remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meetinghttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-remarks-at-the-start-of-the-weekly-Cabinet-meeting-17-August-2014.aspxIf Hamas thinks that it can cover up its military loss with a diplomatic achievement, it is mistaken. If Hamas thinks that continued sporadic firing will cause us to make concessions, Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:12:56 GMTGovernment budget outcome report 2012http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Government-budget-outcome-report-2012.aspxBank of Israel report: Budget deficit in 2012 4.2 percent of GDP, compared with a target of 2.0 percent of GDP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:39:20 GMTPresident Peres met with US delegationhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-met-with-a-delegation-of-US-Senators-and-Congressmen.aspxPresident Peres: “It is time to return to the peace process. The Prime Minister repeated his commitment to the two state solution. There is no other solution if you want peace but to enable the Palestinians to have a demilitarized state of their own.” Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:03:12 GMTPM Netanyahu sends letter to Pope Benedict XVIhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-sends-letter-to-Pope-Benedict-XVI.aspxPM Netanyahu: “On behalf of the people of Israel, I want to thank you for all you have done as Pope to strengthen relations between Christians and Jews and between the Vatican and the Jewish State.” Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:14:07 GMTTwo Hamas commanders killed in air strikehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Two-Hamas-commanders-killed-in-air-strike-21-Aug-2014.aspxSenior Hamas commanders Mohammed Abu Shamaleh and Raed Al-Attar were killed in an Israeli air strike near Rafah in the Gaza Strip early this morning.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:03:33 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with US Senator Marco Rubiohttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-US-Senator--Marco-.aspxPM Netanyahu: “I appreciate the tremendous support of the American people, bipartisan support for our security and our quest for peace.” Sun, 24 Feb 2013 20:12:04 GMTPeres to EU: Hezbollah a terrorist organizationhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-to-EU-Hezbollah-a-terrorist-organization.aspxThe time has come for every country in the world, and especially the European Union, to add Hezbollah to its list of terror organizations.Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:52:43 GMTPM Netanyahu holds security consultations http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-holds-security-consultations-.aspxPM Netanyahu: "I welcome the successful test of the Arrow-3 missile; it expresses the high technological and security abilities of the State of Israel, the defense industries, the Defense Ministry and our cooperation with the US." Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:00:13 GMTErez Crossing closed today due to mortar firehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Erez-Crossing-closed-today-due-to-mortar-fire-24-Aug-2014.aspxAt about 2:30 pm, direct, deliberate and continuous mortar fire was directed at the Erez Crossing. As a result of the fire, a number of Israelis who provide humanitarian assistance were injured.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:02:02 GMTNetanyahu meets with Sri Lanka Ext. Affairs Min.http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Sri-Lanka-External-Affairs-Min--Prof--G-L--Peiris.aspxPM Netanyahu: Iran continues to defy all international standards, and I believe this requires the international community to ratchet up its sanctions. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:20:51 GMTAutopsy on Palestinian detainee Arafat Jaradathttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Autopsy-on-Palestinian-detainee-Arafat-Jaradat.aspxHealth Ministry statement on the microscopy and toxicology findings on Arafat Jaradat, Palestinian detainee who died in custody on Feb 23, 2013Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:00:52 GMTThe Gaza Strip – Economic Updatehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/The-Gaza-Strip-–-Economic-Update.aspxPress Release: Embassy of IsraelMon, 13 Jan 2014 21:38:51 GMTPresident Peres on state visit to European Unionhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-on-state-visit-to-European-Union-.aspxMarch 6: "The EU can help us in putting an end to terror by condemning Hamas because they are the center of terror, the same for Hezbollah."Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:36:12 GMTPresident Peres meets with US Under Sec of Statehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-with-US-Under-Sec-of-State.aspxPeres: "I remain convinced that President Obama will do all he can to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons."Tue, 05 Mar 2013 21:24:46 GMTPM Netanyahu Responds to Turkish PM Erdogan's Stathttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Responds-to-Turkish-PM-Erdogan's-Statement.aspxPress Release: Embassy of IsraelWed, 06 Mar 2013 20:43:56 GMTPresident Peres Called Upon EU To Proscribe Hezbolhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-Called-Upon-EU-To-Proscribe-Hezbollah.aspxPresident Peres Called Upon The European Union To Proscribe Hezbollah As A Terrorist Organization (Communicated by the Spokesperson to the President)Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:13:39 GMTPM Netanyahu's remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meetinghttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-remarks-at-the-start-of-the-weekly-Cabinet-meeting-31-August-2014.aspxPM Netanyahu: I hope that the quiet that has been restored will last for a long time. But we are ready for any scenario both in this sector and in others including – of course – the Golan Heights. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:39:16 GMTCabinet communiquehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Cabinet-communique-31-August-2014.aspxSince the establishment of the State of Israel, our hand has been extended in peace to those of our neighbors who want peace, and we have always fought vigorously, and with strength, against those who wish to destroy us. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:54:51 GMTAmb Prosor addresses UN Commission on Womenhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Prosor-UN-Commission-Status-Women-Mar2013.aspxGender-based violence is a global pandemic. Israel is also committed to ending the cycle of violence against women beyond its borders.Tue, 12 Mar 2013 23:01:33 GMTAddress by Pres Peres to the European Parliamenthttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Address-President-Peres-European-Parliament-Mar2013.aspxI propose to the European Union and Israel to cooperate for the benefit of stability and prosperity in the Middle East, and the developing world at large.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:31:46 GMTPresident Rivlin Meets with Malawi VP Chilimahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Rivlin-Meets-with-Malawi-VP-Chilima-2-September-2014.aspxPresident Rivlin: It is a great honor and a great pleasure to have you as our guest in our state, the Jewish and democratic State of Israel. We see Malawi as a real friend to the State of Israel - we have a lot in common.Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:59:22 GMTPresident Rivlin meets with Norwegian FM Brendehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Rivlin-meets-with-Norwegian-FM-Brende-7-September-2014.aspxPresident Rivlin: The rehabilitation and reconstruction of Gaza should be linked to the demilitarization of Gaza, because otherwise Hamas will use the financial aid to further military aims and enhance their ability to attack Israel once again. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:03:38 GMTFM Liberman addresses International Anti-Terrorism Conferencehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-addresses-International-Anti-Terrorism-Conference-9-Sep-2014.aspxWe are at a new and very dangerous stage of the war against terrorism, in which the terror organizations are trying to become terror states. There must be a permanent world coalition not only against ISIS, but against terrorism in general.Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:18:45 GMTObama and Netanyahu visit the Israel Museumhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Obama-Netanyahu-visit-museum.aspxPrime Minister Netanyahu showed President Obama a series of technological products of the Israeli high-tech industries, which show the technological face of the State of Israel. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 23:50:56 GMTPM Netanyahu speaks with Turkish PM Erdoganhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahu-speaks-with-Erdogan.aspxPrime Minister Netanyahu expressed Israel's apology to the Turkish people for any mistakes that might have led to the loss of life or injury following the Mavi Marmara incidentWed, 27 Mar 2013 20:38:29 GMTSpeech by President Peres at Yad Vashemhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-speech-at-Holocaust-Remembrance-Day.aspx“The history of the Holocaust is not just a lesson from the past, it is also a lesson for the future. That we will know to defend ourselves against dangers and intercept them before time.”Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:59:57 GMTHolocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Holocaust-Remembrance-Day.aspxDefiance and Rebellion during the Holocaust: 70 Years Since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:59:12 GMTPeres meets with Secretary Kerryhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-meets-with-Secretary-of-State-Kerry.aspxPresident Peres: “From the ashes of the Holocaust, we re-built the Jewish State with the capacity to defend ourselves, the energy to rebuild our land and with the heritage of justice for all."Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:34:09 GMTNetanyahu meets Kerry in Jerusalemhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahu-Kerry-meet-in-Jerusalem.aspxSecretary Kerry: Iran cannot have and will not have a nuclear weapon. The United States of America has made clear that we are serious, we are open to negotiation, but it is not an open-ended, endless negotiation. Sun, 14 Apr 2013 21:38:24 GMTPM Netanyahu addresses the 4th International Cybersecurity Conferencehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-addresses-the-4th-International-Cybersecurity-Conference-14-Sep-2014.aspxIran and its proxies take advantage of the security anonymity of cyberspace to attack countries around the world. This will be the century where cyber security will either be achieved or we will lose the tremendous opportunities that face humanity.Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:40:51 GMTIsrael celebrates 65 years of independencehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-celebrates-65-years-of-independence.aspxRemembrance Day for the Fallen of Israel's Wars and Israel Independence Day Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:38:06 GMTPresident Peres at the Rememberence Day ceremonyhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-remarks-at-opening-ceremony0415-6473.aspxPresident Peres at the opening of the commemoration ceremony of Remembrance Day for Fallen of Israel's Wars and Victims of TerrorismMon, 13 Jan 2014 21:22:31 GMTPM Netanyahu's Independence Day messagehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahus-Independence-Day-message.aspxOn Independence Day we look to the future with confidence. I believe in Israel's strength, its spirit, its capabilities.Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:33:15 GMTIsrael responds to the bombings in Bostonhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Response-to-Boston-bombings0418-7660.aspxPresident Peres and PM Netanyahu sent their condolences to the victims and their families of the terrorist attack on the Boston marathon. Sun, 21 Apr 2013 21:58:36 GMTForeign Minister of Azerbaijan to visit Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Foreign-Minister-of-Azerbaijan-to-visit-Israel.aspxThe discussions with FM Mammadyarov will focus on improving bilateral relations in the political, economic, energy, trade and cultural areas. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:25:30 GMTPresident Peres and WHO DG Dr. Chanhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-WHO-DG-Dr-Chan.aspxDr. Margaret Chan came to Israel on a historic first visit by a WHO Director-General.Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:01:29 GMTPresident Peres meets with US Defense Secy. Hagelhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-with-US-Defense-Secy-Hagel.aspxPresident Peres held a diplomatic-security working meeting with US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:12:54 GMTPresident Peres meets Spanish FM Garcia-Margallohttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-Spanish-FM-Garcia-Margallo.aspxPeres: "I want to express my appreciation for your capture of two Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists. You saved the lives of many innocent people and demonstrated to terrorists that they will not be able to operate freely."Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:20:44 GMTPresident Peres opens Nazareth industrial parkhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-opens-industrial-high-tech-park-in-Nazareth-23-Apr-2013.aspxThe new high-tech industrial park in Nazareth in the Galilee "is the best statement for coexistence between Jews and Arabs."Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:24:00 GMTPresident Peres to visit the Vatican http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-to-visit-Vatican.aspxDuring the visit President Peres will meet with the new Pope, hold a series of diplomatic meetings with the President and Prime Minister of Italy, and take part in a ceremony in the city of Assisi. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:18:21 GMTPresident Peres meets Pope Francis and Italian PM http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-Pope-Francis-and-Italian-PM-Letta.aspxYour appointment as Pope is a welcome message to the whole world. Your leadership is characterized by humility, the pursuit of peace and not by force. Sun, 05 May 2013 21:54:16 GMTMinistry of Finance and Microsoft sign MOUhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Ministry-of-Finance-and-Microsoft-sign-MOU.aspxICT in Israel is one of the most advanced in the world. The agreement with Microsoft is an additional link connecting Israel to the global world. Wed, 08 May 2013 21:33:22 GMTPM Netanyahu in Shanghaihttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-in-Shanghai.aspxIsrael is not as big as China. But we manufacture more intellectual property than any other country in the world in relation to its sizeSun, 19 May 2013 21:57:03 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with Russian President Putinhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahu-meets-with-President-Putin.aspxPM Netanyahu: “The region around us is very stormy, unstable and explosive. I am pleased to have this opportunity to try and consider together how to stabilize the region and look for ways to bring security and stability.”Tue, 21 May 2013 21:39:03 GMTPres.Peres and PM Netanyahu meet FM Westerwellehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-and-Netanyahu-meet-FM-Westerwelle-17-May-20130521-9570.aspxPeres: "The Arab peace initiative shows a strategic shift in the Arab world, a shift from a support for war to a support for peace." Netanyahu: "I am doing whatever is needed to protect the security of the citizens of Israel."Thu, 23 May 2013 21:01:19 GMTPresident Peres meets Lithuanian FM Linkevikiushttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-meets-Lithuanian-FM-21-May-2013.aspxPresident Peres: “Today it is clear to everyone that there is no better option than two states for two peoples.”Wed, 22 May 2013 21:50:29 GMTThe 4th Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitismhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Forum-for-Combating-Anti-Semitism-23-May-2013.aspxTen working groups will convene between 28th May to 30th May to develop a work plan to combat anti-SemitismSun, 26 May 2013 21:31:31 GMTIsrael and Britain sign MoUhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-and-Britain-sign-MoU-23-May2013.aspxMinister Peri: “Despite the fact that there are people in British academia who call to boycott Israel, the British government shows that it acknowledges the importance of scientific collaboration with Israel.”Mon, 27 May 2013 21:38:08 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with UK Foreign Secretary Haguehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-Secretary-Hague-23-May-2103.aspxPM Netanyahu: Iran’s continued expansion of its nuclear enrichment program, despite international economic and diplomatic pressure, is the greatest challenge of our time.Tue, 28 May 2013 21:16:01 GMTPresident Peres receives ambassadors' credentials http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-receives-ambassadors'credentials-28-May-2013.aspxPresident Peres: "Israel is your home - we expect to cooperate in a wide range of areas and to strengthen the relationship between our countries" Thu, 30 May 2013 21:14:43 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with US Senator Robert Menendezhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Senator-Menendez-29-May-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu: “We applaud Secretary Kerry’s efforts. I stand ready to resume negotiations immediately, and I think there’s an abiding interest to achieve a secure peace.”Thu, 06 Jun 2013 20:53:47 GMTIsrael - Holy See Joint Communiquéhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-Holy-See-Joint-Communiqué-5-Jube-2013.aspxThe Commission took notice that significant progress was made and the parties committed themselves to accelerate negotiations on the remaining issues.Sun, 09 Jun 2013 21:39:03 GMTPM Netanyahu's address to the Knesset plenaryhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahu's-address-to-the-Knesset-plenary-5-June-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu: “I call on Abu Mazen to put aside the preconditions and come to talk. I will appeal to him in a language we both know and I say to him in English: Give peace a chance.”Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:15:35 GMTIsrael regrets Austria's withdrawal from UNDOFhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-regrets-Austria's-withdrawal-from-UNDOF-6-June-2013.aspx​The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel was notified today by its Austrian counterpart about the decision of the Austrian government to withdraw their soldiers from UNDOF.​​Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:43:44 GMTIran will continue to be judged by its actionshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Iran-will-continue-to-be-judged-by-its-actions.aspxIran's nuclear program has so far been determined by Khamenei, and not by Iran's President. After the elections, Iran will continue to be judged by its actions, in the nuclear sphere as well as on the issue of terror.Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:39:01 GMTIsraeli Presidential Conference - Facing Tomorrowhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Facing-Tomorrow-2013.aspx“Facing Tomorrow” – the fifth Israeli Presidential Conference under the auspices of President Shimon Peres – will engage the central issues of our future: geopolitics, economics, society, environment, culture, identity, education, new media, and more.Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:46:03 GMTPresident Peres meets with Dutch FM Timmermanshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-with-Dutch-FM-18-June-2013.aspxPresident Peres: “"I thank you for your support and am grateful for the excellent relations between Israel and Holland."Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:09:59 GMTPM Netanyahu meets Canadian FM Bairdhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-Canadian-FM-Baird-18-Jun-2013.aspxWe cannot let Iran ride out the clock through endless talks. Iran must comply with UN Security Council resolutions.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:13:48 GMTPM Netanyahu addresses Presidential Conferencehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-addresses-Israeli-Presidential-Conference-2013.aspxFor peace to be maintained, we must be strong in the present and in the future. When we talk about “tomorrow” I talk about a tomorrow of peace, security and also prosperity.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:11:14 GMTUNESCO turns its back on realityhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/UNESCO-turns-its-back-on-reality-at-instigation-of-Palestinians.aspxThe Palestinians are exploiting their admission to UNESCO as a member state in order to hijack the agenda and drag this important UN agency into the abyss of politicized manipulation.Mon, 01 Jul 2013 21:37:14 GMTEntrepreneurship for Development High-Level Debatehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Entrepreneurship-for-Development-Debate.aspxAn unprecedented conference hosted by Israel took place at the UN yesterday - showcasing how entrepreneurship can move countries from poverty to prosperity.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:09:15 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with ICRC President Peter Maurehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-ICRC-President-Peter-Maurer-1-July-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu: "Israel will continue to honor international law but will not sit idly by while terrorists perpetrate two war crimes simultaneously: Firing at Israeli cities and hiding behind civilians in Lebanon or Gaza.”Tue, 02 Jul 2013 22:44:28 GMTPM Netanyahu meets Italian PM Lettahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-Italian-PM-Letta-1-Jul-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu: "I am ready to go into the peace tent and stay in the tent until white smoke comes out."Fri, 05 Jul 2013 01:26:15 GMTPresident Peres meets with Italian PM Lettahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-holds-working-meeting-with-Italian-PM-Letta-1-Jul-2013.aspxPeres: "What we are seeing in the Middle East is not a clash between civilizations but a clash within civilizations as people rise up against great existential problems like poverty, health and employment."Wed, 03 Jul 2013 22:42:01 GMTIsraeli Ambassador to NZ presents credentialshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/The-new-Israeli-Ambassador-to-New-Zealand-presents-credentials.aspxHis 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.Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:02:05 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with FIFA President Blatterhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-FIFA-President-Blatter-9-July-2013.aspxPrime Minister Netanyahu said Israel was asking that FIFA give it fair play and not allow itself and the sport to be used for the dissemination of mendacious propaganda against Israel.Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:23:33 GMTCelebrating Ramadan in the West Bankhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Celebrating-Ramadan-in-the-West-Bank-2013.aspxIn order to accommodate West Bank Palestinians observing Ramadan, a series of measures has been taken to facilitate both the observance and celebration of Ramadan. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 01:46:10 GMTPM appoints Ron Dermer as ambassador to UShttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-decides-to-appoint-Ron-Dermer-as-Israel's-next-ambassador-to-the-US.aspxOver the past four years, Dermer has served as Prime Minister Netanyahu's senior adviser and previously (2005-2008) served as the economic attaché at the Israeli Embassy in Washington.Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:57:15 GMT4 medals for Israel in Informatics Olympiadhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/4-medals-for-Israel-in-Informatics-Olympiad.aspxImpressive accomplishment for Israeli youth at prestigious global competition which ended Wednesday in Australia: One gold medal, two silvers, one bronze.Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:34:30 GMTGovernment acts to repatriate illegal migrantshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Government-acts-to-repatriate-illegal-migrants.aspxWe succeeded in reducing entry into Israel's cities to zero. Now we are focusing on the issue of repatriating the illegal migrants while respecting all legal and international norms. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:29:14 GMTPoland bans kosher slaughter, Israel disapppointedhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-disappointed-by-Poland-ban-on-kosher-slaughter-15-Jul-2013.aspxWe call on the Polish Parliament to review its decision and we expect the relevant parties to find a way to prevent this brazen blow to the religious tradition of the Jewish people.Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:56:09 GMTIsrael welcomes EU decision on Hezbollahhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-welcomes-EU-decision-on-Hezbollah-as-terrorist-organization.aspx"​Hezbollah is the terrorist arm of the Iranian regime and perpetrates attacks around the world. For years, the organization has carried out attacks against innocent civilians across the globe."Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:30:15 GMTIsrael condemns mortar barrage from Syriahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-condemns-mortar-barrage-from-Syria-16-July-2013.aspxAmbassador Prosor: "The fasting and prayers of thousands of Israelis commemorating the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av were interrupted by a barrage of mortar shells fired from Syria."Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:19:41 GMTCabinet approves opening diplomatic negotiationshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Cabinet-approves-opening-of-diplomatic-negotiations-28-Jul-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu: “I believe that resuming the diplomatic process is important for the State of Israel in order to bring about an end to the conflict, and given the security challenges from Syria and Iran.”Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:01:10 GMTIsrael responds to resumption of negotiationshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-responds-to-resumption-of-negotiations.aspxPM Netanyahu: "I view the resumption of the diplomatic process at this time as a vital strategic interest of the State of Israel."Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:01:49 GMTRelaunching of Israel-Palestinian talkshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Relaunching-of-Israel-Palestinian-talks.aspxSec of State Kerry: "We’re here today because the Israeli people and the Palestinian people both have leaders willing to heed the call of history for what they know is in their people’s best interests."Sun, 04 Aug 2013 21:29:13 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with Japanese FM Kishidahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Japanese-FM-Kishida-24-July-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu: “It is crucial that we see a change in Iran's policy, not a change in style, but a change in substance. And that can only be gauged by meeting the demands of the United Nations Security Council.” Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:33:50 GMTResponse to UNHCHR Pillay on Bedouin billhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Response-to-UNHCHR-Pillay's-statement-on-Bedouin-regularizing-bill.aspxIt is strange that the communique demands that Bedouins be entitled to the same rights to property, housing and public services, when this is exactly the declared purpose of the bill.Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:21:13 GMTNetanyahu: Iranian atomic quest toward acceleratedhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahu-Iranian-quest-toward-atomic-weapons-accelerated.aspxIran is determined to get the bomb and we must be even more determined to prevent them from getting it.Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:03:03 GMTPresident Peres welcomes FC Barcelona to Israel http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-welcomes-FC-Barcelona-to-Israel-4-August-2013.aspx​President Shimon Peres hosted a welcoming reception for FC Barcelona, who are visiting Israel and the Palestinian Authority on a special peace tour.Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:05:29 GMTStatement on the Release of Prisonershttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Statement-on-the-Release-of-Prisoners-11-August-2013.aspxThe ministerial committee dealing with the release of prisoners during the diplomatic negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians approved the release of 26 prisoners.Wed, 14 Aug 2013 01:45:19 GMTReport written by Kaitlyn Whitehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-Delegation-Report-from-UN-Youth-Conference.aspxKaitlyn White was the recepient of a full scholorship by the Embassy of Israel in Wellington to be the delegate for Israel at the NZ Youth Model UN conference.Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:39:08 GMTAmb Prosor to UNSC on Protection of Civilianshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Prosor-to-UNSC-on-Protection-of-Civilians-in-Armed-Conflict.aspxBashar al-Assad’s murderous campaign against the Syrian people have been made possible by the backing Assad receives from Hezbollah. After taking office, the new Iranian president wasted no time expressing his support for Assad. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:02:55 GMTOver a million Palestinians in Israel for Ramadanhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Over-a-million-Palestinians-entered-Israel-during-month-of-Ramadan-2013.aspxThanks to a series of steps and gestures taken by Israel through the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories towards the civilian population, during the month of Ramadan over a million Palestinians entered Israel.Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:58:50 GMTPM Netanyahu comments on events in Syriahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-comments-on-events-in-Syria.aspxSyria has become Iran's testing ground, and Iran is closely watching whether and how the world responds to the atrocities committed by Iran's client state Syria.Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:00:41 GMTIsrael welcomes conviction of Iranian terroristshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-welcomes-conviction-of-two-Iranian-terrorists-in-Thailand.aspxTwo Iranian terrorists were convicted and sentenced in Thailand to life imprisonment and 15 years in prison respectively, following their attempt to attack Israelis in Bangkok in February 2012.Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:20:27 GMTIsrael to UNRWA: Refrain from one-sided advocacyhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-calls-on-UNRWA-to-refrain-from-one-sided-political-advocacy.aspxWhile omitting to mention any context or reason for the Israeli operation, it was quick to cite "credible reports" in determining that its employee had been shot "…on his way to work, and was not involved in any violent activity."Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:10:55 GMTCompletion of Operation Wings of a Dovehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Completion-of-Operation-Wings-of-a-Dove.aspxLast members of the Ethiopian Jewish community arrive in Israel. PM Netanyahu: "I am proud that as Prime Minister, I upheld the Zionist and Jewish imperative of bringing to Israel our brothers and sisters from Ethiopia."Sun, 01 Sep 2013 22:04:13 GMTPresident Peres addresses the situation in Syriahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-addresses-the-situation-in-Syria-29-August-2013.aspx“The situation in Syria is not a local incident but a crime against humanity and a breach of international law. The whole world was witness to the horrific pictures of Syrian children who lay dead on the floor.”Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:52:15 GMTAmb Prosor on biased reports on ME situationhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Prosor-to-UNSC-on-biased-reports-on-the-situation-in-the-Middle-East-29-August-2013.aspxAmb. Prosor: Turmoil and unrest are rampant from Tehran to Tunis. Despite all thisthe vast majority of the Middle East report centered on Israel and the Palestinians.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:08:01 GMTPresident Peres’ greetings for the New Yearhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres’-greetings-for-the-New-Year-3-September-2013.aspxGreetings from the President of the State of Israel to the Jewish Communities in the Diaspora on the occasion of Rosh Hashana 5774 September 2013 Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:40:40 GMTAction Plan - Combating Antisemitsm 2013 & Beyondhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Action-Plan-for-Combating-Antisemitsm-2013-and-Beyond.aspxThe main task of the 4th Conference of the Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism held in Jerusalem on 28-30th May 2013 - to come up with a strategy to combat antisemitism - has been successfully achieved.Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:31:30 GMTPM Netanyahu's remarkshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-remarks-following-his-meeting-with-Secy--of-State-Kerry-15-September-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu: What the past few days have shown is that if diplomacy has any chance to work, it must be coupled with a credible military threat. What is true of Syria is true of Iran, and vice versa.Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:22:11 GMTRemarks by PM Netanyahu at Cabinet meetinghttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Remarks-by-PM-Netanyahu-at-start-of-Cabinet-meeting-17-Sept-2013.aspxIn another week-and-a-half I will travel to the UN General Assembly and meet with US President Obama. I intend to focus on the issue of stopping Iran's nuclear program. I would like to wish all Israeli citizens a happy and joyous Sukkot holiday. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:34:49 GMTPM Netanyahu on opening of the UN General Assemblyhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-on-opening-of-the-UN-General-Assembly.aspxIt is no coincidence that the speech by Iranian President Rouhani lacked both any practical proposal to stop Iran's military nuclear program and any commitment to fulfill UN Security Council decisions.Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:41:55 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with US senatorshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-senators-30-September-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu noted that he had expressed his appreciation to US President Obama for the regime of harsh sanctions that has induced Iran to enter into a dialogue in order to extract itself from the situation.Wed, 02 Oct 2013 19:35:10 GMTPresident Peres meets with King Willem-Alexander http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-with-King-Willem-Alexander-1-Oct-2013.aspxPresident Peres called upon European leaders to continue to apply pressure against Iran's nuclear programMon, 07 Oct 2013 20:30:25 GMTPM Netanyahu addresses UN General Assemblyhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-addresses-UN-General-Assembly-Oct-2013.aspx​"Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons. If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone. Yet, in standing alone, Israel will know that we will be defending many, many others."Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:47:11 GMTPM Netanyahu speech at Bar Ilan Universityhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-speech-at-Bar-Ilan-University.aspxIn my speech here four years ago I said that the solution is a demilitarized Palestinian state, with very clear security arrangements, not international forces. But the Palestinians must recognize the Jewish state. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:19:39 GMTRemarks by PM Netanyahu and Greek PM Samarashttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Remarks-by-PM-Netanyahu-and-Greek-PM-Samaras-8-Oct-2013.aspxThe greatest threat to peace and security of the region and of our world is Iran’s pursuit of its nuclear weapons program. Iran’s presidents might change, but that country’s nuclear program continues to expand. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 02:20:42 GMTProf. Moti Herskovitz's visit to New Zealandhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Focusing-on-Innovation-and-Renewable-Fuels-.aspxLast week the Embassy of Israel in association with Callaghan Innovation facilitated a lecture by Professor Moti Herskowitz, Vice President and Dean for R&D at Ben Gurion University - focusing on innovation and renewable fuels.Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:53:28 GMTIran: Security Cabinet statementhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Iran-Security-Cabinet-statement-15-Oct-2013.aspxToday, another round of negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran will begin in Geneva. Sanctions must not be eased when they are so close to achieving their intended purpose.Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:01:50 GMTPM Netanyahu at opening of Knesset sessionhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-at-opening-of-Knesset-session-14-Oct-2013.aspxIt would be a historic mistake to ease up the pressure at this time. International pressure is what brought about the internal shift in Iran, and could lead them to abandon their military nuclear program.Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:37:52 GMTPM Netanyahu at Knesset session in honor of Rabinhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-at-Knesset-session-in-honor-of-Yitzhak-Rabin-2013.aspxEven those who disagreed with him from time to time, always appreciated his profound loyalty to the State of Israel. Rabin knew how to stand determinedly for Israel's interests as he understood them, and he represented the country with pride.Sun, 20 Oct 2013 19:49:08 GMTImprovements at the Allenby Border Terminalhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Improvements-at-the-Allenby-Border-Terminal-Oct-2013.aspxThe building of a new facility at the terminal will lead to the expansion of Palestinian exports to the dast by approximately 30%.Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:43:58 GMTKnesset winter session openshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Knesset-winter-session-opens-14-Oct-2013.aspxPeres: "The world must judge Iran by deeds and not words, even if the words sound sweet to ears used to hearing Ahmadinejad." Netanyahu: "It would be a historic mistake to relax the pressure on Iran now, a moment before the sanctions achieve their goal."Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:21:13 GMTPM meets with US Sec. of State Kerry in Romehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-US-Secretary-of-State-Kerry-in-Rome-23-Oct-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu: It is essential that Iran be made to live up to Security Council resolutions that demand an end to enrichment and enrichment capability and an end to plutonium heavy water capability toward fissile material for nuclear weapons.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:59:35 GMTUniversity of Texas Peace Campus in Nazarethhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/University-of-Texas-Peace-Campus-in-Nazareth.aspxThe establishment of the Peace Campus of Texas A&M University in Nazareth will reduce the gaps between Jews and Arabs, enhance equality and raise the level of higher education.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:03:26 GMTAmb Prosor: New Partnership for Africa Developmenthttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Prosor-NEPAD-25-Oct-2013.aspxAmb Ron Prosor called on the international community to support Africa’s efforts in dealing with the many challenges facing the continent - poverty, drought, famine, conflict, and gender disparity.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:57:10 GMTStatement on the release of prisonershttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Statement-on-the-release-of-prisoners-27-Oct-2013.aspxIn the framework of the diplomatic negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the government approved the release of 26 Palestinian prisoners who served prison sentences of 19-28 years.Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:54:12 GMTMOU signed for Israel/NZ Aquaculturehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/MOU-between-Israel-and-NZ-Aquaculture.aspxAgreement of Scientific CollaborationThu, 31 Oct 2013 21:01:01 GMTIsrael guest of honor at International Book Fairhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-guest-of-honor-at-International-Book-Fair-in-Mexico.aspxIsrael was chosen as guest of honor at the Guadalajara book fair. With the participation of a large delegation of authors, artists, singers and poets, this will be the greatest Israeli presence at a cultural event abroad ever. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 20:15:46 GMT28th International Women Leaders’ Conferencehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/28th-International-Women-Leaders’-Conference-to-be-held-in-Israel-Nov-2013.aspxThe Conference, held in cooperation with UN Women and the United Nations Development Programme, will provide a forum for meeting and dialogue among worldwide colleagues, with special focus on gender equality and women's empowerment.Sun, 03 Nov 2013 21:28:35 GMTPM Netanyahu meets senior Chinese officialhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahu-meets-senior-Chinese-official-4-Nov-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu: The pressure on Iran must not be relaxed, and that in the talks between the major powers and Iran, Iran must not be allowed to retain centrifuges and a heavy water reactor, which are used to produce nuclear weapons.Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:15:49 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with Secretary Kerryhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Secretary-Kerry-6-Nov-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu: I believe that the pressure should be maintained and even increased on the Iranian regime, because they're increasing enrichment, and I believe that it's possible with intense pressure to get Iran to fully dismantle its nuclear weapons Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:32:41 GMTSport for Peace and Developmenthttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-statement-on-Sport-for-Peace-and-Development.aspxIsrael is proud to be one of the co-sponsors of today’s resolution. We encourage all people in the Middle East and throughout the world to use sport to promote coexistence, to learn from one another, and foster peace and harmony.Sun, 10 Nov 2013 21:02:33 GMTThe Bedouin in the Negev and the Begin Planhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Behind-the-Headlines-The-Bedouin-in-the-Negev-and-the-Begin-Plan.aspxThe new government policy constitutes a major step forward towards integrating the Bedouin more fully into Israel's multicultural society, while still preserving their unique culture and heritage.Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:35:18 GMTIsraeli experts to Philippines to assess aidhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-experts-to-Philippines-to-assess-possible-assistance.aspxThe expert rescuers will perform a thorough situation assessment in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, that will determine the best rapid response Israel can provide to the government and people of the Philippines.Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:22:58 GMTPM Netanyahu's remarks regarding Iranhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/-PM-Netanyahu's-remarks-regarding-Iran-11-November-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu: “The time that was achieved over the weekend must be utilized to achieve a much better deal. The target date for this deal is – the date on which a good deal will be achieved that will deny Iran a military nuclear capability.”Sun, 17 Nov 2013 20:48:51 GMTIsraeli aid to Philippines in wake of typhoonhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-aid-to-Philippines-in-wake-of-typhoon.aspxAs of Saturday evening (November 16), the Israeli field hospital has treated 370 patients, including 150 children. The name chosen by the grateful parents of the first baby born in the field hospital was "Israel".Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:12:18 GMTPM Netanyahu's remarks in Moscowhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-remarks-in-Moscow-20-Nov-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu: “The biggest threat against us and against global security is Iran's effort to arm itself with nuclear weapons. Both of our countries have a common goal: We do not want to see Iran with nuclear weapons.” Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:55:53 GMTBank of Israel monetary report July-December 2013http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Bank-of-Israel-monetary-report-July-December-2013.aspxGDP growth in 2013 is expected to be 3.5 percent. The forecast for GDP growth in 2014 and 2015, excluding the effect of natural gas production, was revised upward.Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:53:14 GMTBack In Businesshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Sanctions.aspxAfter lengthy negotiations an agreement has been reached between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Finance. Consequently the Embassy is open again and all our services are back to normal.Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:15:11 GMTHolocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2014http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Holocaust-Martyrs-and-Heroes-Remembrance-Day-2014.aspxHolocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day is a national day of commemoration in Israel, on which the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust are memorialized.Fri, 02 May 2014 01:13:01 GMTIsrael celebrates 66 years of independencehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-celebrates-66-years-of-independence.aspxRemembrance Day for the Fallen of Israel's Wars and Israel Independence Day - May 2014Fri, 02 May 2014 01:20:49 GMTIsrael at 66: A statistical glimpsehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-at-66-A-statistical-glimpse.aspxIsrael stands at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Geographically, it belongs to the Asian continent. Its western border is the Mediterranean Sea.Mon, 12 May 2014 02:26:32 GMTCabinet meetinghttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Cabinet-meeting-4-May-2014.aspxThe draft basic law will define the national right of the Jewish people over the State of Israel, without infringing on the individual rights of any Israeli citizen. It will anchor in a basic law the status of the national symbols.Tue, 06 May 2014 23:18:53 GMTIndependence Day greetingshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Independence-Day-greetings-5-May-2014.aspxPresident Peres: "I am pleased to invite you, our extended family, to join us on this day of festivity, as together we take pride in Israel’s achievements and prepare to build a brighter tomorrow for Israel and the Jewish people."Tue, 06 May 2014 23:20:15 GMTPresident Peres meets with US National Security Advisor Ricehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-with-US-National-Security-Advisor-Rice-7-May-2014.aspxPresident Peres: My estimate is that Abu Mazen wants to achieve peace; I don't think he changed on the basic issues, namely the two state solution and opposition to terror. He is someone that we can negotiate with.Wed, 14 May 2014 23:48:55 GMTPM Netanyahu offers assistance to Nigeriahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-offers-assistance-to-Nigeria-11-May-2014.aspxIsrael is ready to assist in locating the girls and in fighting the brutal terrorism that is taking place in Nigeria.Wed, 14 May 2014 02:13:23 GMTIsrael under fire - IDF respondshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Rise-in-rocket-fire-from-Gaza-July-2014.aspxSince the start of Operation Protective Edge, over 809 rockets have been launched at Israel, aimed deliberately at civilian targets. IDF is striking at Hamas terror targets in Operation Protective Edge.Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:24:08 GMTCarmen at Masadahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Carmen-at-Masada-24-April-2014.aspxBizet's Carmen comes to life at the foot of Masada, in the heart of the Judean Desert.Sun, 18 May 2014 22:34:45 GMTThink Cyber 2014http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/think-cyber-2014.aspxAs a technology- and business-driven country, Israel has joined the world cyber community in its study and pursuit of groundbreaking cyber defense solutions for numerous sectors and their unique needs.Tue, 20 May 2014 22:03:28 GMTJerusalem's Crusader history revealedhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Wall-paintings-of-Jerusalem-Crusader-history-revealed-14-May-2014.aspxCount De Piellat adorned the walls of the hospital and its ceiling with huge paintings portraying Crusader knights in their armor and wearing swords. Alongside these giant figures he painted the heraldry of the French knights’ families.Mon, 19 May 2014 23:04:53 GMTChristian tourism to Israel 2013http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Christian-tourism-to-Israel-2013.aspxThe year 2013 was Israel’s record year for incoming tourism with 3.54 million visitor entries. Christians represented more than half (53%) of all incoming tourists. During the first three months of 2014, this trend has continued.Tue, 20 May 2014 22:01:32 GMTIsrael to strengthen economic ties with Latin America and Pacific Alliancehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Government-approves-program-to-strengthen-economic-ties-with-Latin-American-countries.aspxFM Liberman will lead an inter-ministerial team to promote a government program aimed at strengthening economic ties with Latin American countries and the Pacific Alliance bloc.Tue, 20 May 2014 22:01:07 GMTFM Liberman promotes strengthening Israel-Africa tieshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-promotes-Israel-Africa-ties-19-May-2014.aspxFM Liberman sees investment in Africa as important on both the humanitarian and socio-political planes. There are many areas in which Israel can provide assistance and training.Wed, 21 May 2014 22:50:12 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with Bulgarian PM Oresharskihttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Bulgarian-PM-Plamen-Oresharski-20-May-2014.aspxPM Netanyahu: We cannot allow the world's foremost terrorist state to get nuclear weapons capability. If the Ayatollahs have their fingers on the nuclear trigger, this will endanger the entire world.Wed, 21 May 2014 22:50:39 GMTEmployment guidance centers for Bedouins opened in Lakiya and Rahathttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Employment-guidance-centers-for-Bedouins-opened-in-Lakiya-and-Rahat-27-May-2014.aspxEconomy Minister Bennett inaugurated two employment guidance centers for the Bedouin population in the south - Lakiya and Rahat. The minister set a deadline of end 2014 for the opening of all nine centers aimed at the Bedouin population.Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:31:46 GMTPresident of Panama on state visit to Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-of-Panama-on-state-visit-to-Israel-29-May-2014.aspxPanama is very advanced in the fields of technology and science, and we will be happy to enhance the agreements between our two countries for long term collaboration. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:31:19 GMTCabinet communiquehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Cabinet-communique-1-Jun-2014.aspxNetanyahu: "I call on all responsible elements in the international community not to run to recognize the Palestinian government of which Hamas is a part and which rests on Hamas."Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:37:11 GMTFM Liberman meets Bundesrat President Weilhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-meets-Bundestag-President-Weil-1-Jun-2014.aspxFM Liberman noted with concern the significant strengthening of the neo-Nazi and racist parties in the elections last week to the European Parliament.Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:36:43 GMTSecurity Cabinet on the Hamas-PA governmenthttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Security-Cabinet-on-the-Hamas-PA-government-2-Jun-2014.aspxToday, Abu Mazen said yes to terrorism and no to peace. Abu Mazen has forged a pact with Hamas, an organization which has been declared a terrorist organization in the US, Europe, Egypt and throughout the world.Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:37:33 GMTPM Netanyahu speaks with French President Hollandehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-speaks-with-French-President-Hollande-3-Jun-2014.aspxNetanyahu expressed his appreciation for the vigorous action by the French security forces in bringing about the capture of the terrorist suspected of perpetrating the antisemitic attack in Brussels.Sun, 08 Jun 2014 22:17:10 GMTJoint call for peace at the Vaticanhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Joint-call-for-peace-at-the-Vatican-8-Jun-2014.aspxPope Francis will host President Peres, Palestinian Authority President Abbas and delegations of Jewish, Christian and Islamic faith leaders at the Vatican, who will issue a joint call for peace to people across the world. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:43:54 GMTPresident Peres and PM Netanyahu congratulate Egyptian President-elect al-Sisihttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-and-PM-Netanyahu-congratulate--Egyptian-President-elect-al-Sisi-6-Jun-2014.aspxThe Prime Minister noted the strategic importance of ties between the two countries and of upholding the peace agreement between them, and wished the Egyptian people a stable, prosperous and peaceful future.Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:44:19 GMTIsrael joins the EU Horizon 2020 programhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israels-accession-to-Horizon-2020-8-June-2014.aspxThe signing of the accession agreement today confirms Israel's status as a full partner in the plan, among the largest programs in the world for scientific and industrial cooperation.Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:21:56 GMTFM Liberman proposes Middle Eastern-African joint anti-terrorism mechanismhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-proposes-joint-anti-terrorism-mechanism-18-June-2014.aspxFM Liberman instructed the Israeli delegation to the UN to ensure that the issue of the abducted Israeli teenagers will be discussed at the forthcoming meeting of the Security Council.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:44:15 GMTIsrael condemns terrorist attacks in Kenyahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-condemns-terrorist-attacks-in-Kenya-19-Jun-2014.aspxIsrael denounces in the strongest possible terms the brutal and unwarranted violence that destroys the lives of innocent civilians. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:45:10 GMTPM Netanyahu, Speaker Edelstein to address Jewish Agency Board of Governorshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Speaker-Edelstein-to-address-Jewish-Agency-BoG-19-June-2014.aspxHundreds of Jewish leaders from around the world to gather in Jerusalem to discuss initiatives to strengthen connections between Jews and Israel and bolster Aliyah Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:44:49 GMTWorld mayors call for the immediate release of abducted youthshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahus-remarks-at-his-meeting-with-world-mayors-18-June-2014.aspxWe are fighting terrorism and Hamas will continue to pay a heavy price for abducting Eyal, Gilad and Naftali.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:43:10 GMTPM Netanyahu's statement regarding the kidnapping of Israeli teenagers by Hamashttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahus-statement-regarding-the-kidnapping-of-Israeli-teenagers-by-Hamas-15-June-2014.aspxIsrael will act against the kidnappers and their terrorist sponsors and comrades. We will do whatever needs to be done to protect our people, our citizens, our children and our teenagers from the scourge of terrorism. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:32:50 GMTSummary of editorials from the Hebrew presshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Editorials-24-June-2014.aspxWed, 25 Jun 2014 03:06:57 GMTPM Netanyahu, Knesset Speaker Edelstein address Jewish Agency Board of Governorshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Knesset-Speaker-Edelstein-address-Jewish-Agency-Board-of-Governors-23-June-2014.aspxPM Netanyahu: “Our immediate challenge is to bring the three kidnapped teens home safely. Our working assumption is that the boys are alive and we are doing our utmost to bring them home alive.”Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:05:11 GMTPM Netanyahu welcomes Romanian PM Pontahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-welcomes-Romanian-PM-Ponta-24-Jun-2014.aspxLast night we heard Khaled Mashal, leader of Hamas, praise and defend the brutal kidnapping of the three innocent Israeli teenagers on their way home from school. Hamas remains committed to its war against Israel and its war against every Israeli citizen.Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:06:35 GMTFM Liberman departs for Paris, continues talks with FMshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-departs-for-Paris-continues-talks-with-FMs-26-Jun-2014.aspxRadical Islamic terror does not distinguish between Western states. Its goal of kidnapping the teenagers in Gush Etzion is identical to its objective in terror attacks carried out in New York, London, Madrid, Brussels, and elsewhere.Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:18:41 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with Italian Senate President Grassohttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Italian-Senate-President-Grasso-25-June-2014.aspxI congratulate the Public Security Minister and Prison Service Commissioner on their determined, professional and steadfast work in bringing an end to the prisoners' hunger strike.Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:17:56 GMTBodies of kidnapped teenagers found in West Bankhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Bodies-of-kidnapped-teenagers-found-30-Jun-2014.aspxFollowing extensive searches in order to locate the three abducted teens - Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha'er and Naftali Frenkel - their bodies were discovered in the area northwest of Hebron. PM Netanyahu: "Hamas is responsible - and Hamas will pay."Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:13:10 GMTPM Netanyahu's remarks before the start of the Security Cabinet meetinghttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-remarks-before-the-start-of-the-Security-Cabinet-meeting-1-July-2014.aspxAnyone who thinks that they can achieve anything by using terrorism against us will continue to be mistaken and will achieve the opposite results.Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:14:23 GMTGlobal Forum for Combating Antisemitism follow-up meetinghttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Global-Forum-for-Combating-Antisemitism-follow-up-meeting-2-Jul-2014.aspxThe 20 chairpersons convened in Jerusalem to address the concern at the rise in antisemitism, particularly in Europe, the Arab world and on Internet - one month after the murder at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.Sun, 06 Jul 2014 23:58:06 GMTJustice Ministry opens investigation into videohttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Justice-Ministry-opens-investigation-into-video-6-Jul-2014.aspxThe Justice Ministry Police Internal Investigations Department began an investigation into the events regarding the video in which policemen are seen apparently beating a youth in eastern Jerusalem.Sun, 06 Jul 2014 23:59:33 GMTPM Netanyahu at the US Embassy July 4th celebrationhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-at-the-US-Embassy-July-4th-celebration-3-Jul-2014.aspxWe continue to investigate the background to the shocking murder of the boy whose body was found in the Jerusalem Forest. Whatever the motive may be – this murder must be strongly condemned and we will bring those responsible for this crime to justice.Sun, 06 Jul 2014 23:58:54 GMTPresident Peres calls for respect for the rule of lawhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-calls-for-respect-for-the-rule-of-law-3-Jul-2014.aspxIt's time to stop incitement, it's time to be respectful and to respect the law. It's time for all of us to show restraint, to show understanding and let us as human beings, all of us, be true to our morality, to our hope to live together in peace.Sun, 06 Jul 2014 23:58:28 GMTCabinet communiquehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Cabinet-communique-6-July-2014.aspx"There is no place in the State of Israel for stone throwing at police, throwing firebombs, blocking roads or destroying property, or incitement against the very existence of the State of Israel." Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:09:58 GMTFM Liberman on murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeirhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-on-murder-of-Mohammed-Abu-Khdeir-7-Jul-2014.aspxThe shocking murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir is beyond being a despicable crime. It also violates the moral basis of the just struggle for our right to live as a free people in a Jewish state in the Land of Israel. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:10:46 GMTPM Netanyahu speaks to father of Muhammad Abu Khdeirhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-father-of-Muhammad-Abu-Khdeir-7-Jul-2014.aspxI would like to express my outrage and that of the citizens of Israel over the reprehensible murder of your son. We denounce all brutal behavior; the murder of your son is abhorrent and cannot be countenanced by any human being.Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:10:21 GMTFM Liberman dispatches letter to foreign ministershttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-dispatches-letter-to-foreign-ministers-9-July-2014.aspxIt is important that world leaders condemn the ongoing rocket fire by Hamas and other terror groups towards Israeli population centers, and take action to dismantle the Hamas terrorist infrastructure. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:05:17 GMTPM Netanyahu holds security consultations http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-holds-security-consultations-9-July-2014.aspxHamas will pay a heavy price for firing at Israel's citizens. We are all united in the mission to strike at the terrorist organizations and restore quiet. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:04:01 GMTPM Netanyahu speaks with world leaders in wake of Operation Protective Edgehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-speaks-with-world-leaders-9-July-2014.aspxHamas is known throughout the world as a terrorist organization, the international community must strongly condemn the continual firing by Hamas and the other terrorist organizations at Israeli cities. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:01:36 GMTPM Netanyahu's remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meetinghttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-remarks-at-the-start-of-the-weekly-Cabinet-meeting-13-July-2014.aspxWhile we are using defensive systems against missiles to protect the residents of Israel and they are using the residents of Gaza to protect arsenals of missiles. Nothing better underscores the difference in this campaign.Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:42:30 GMTPresident Peres meets with Quartet Special Envoy Blairhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-with-the-Quartet-Special-Envoy-Blair-15-July-2014.aspxPresident Peres: We all wish to lower the flames, but there can be no compromise with terror. No more rockets. No more terror. Many of our neighbors stand with us in this fight. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 04:54:36 GMTFamilies of Israeli diplomats withdrawn from Turkeyhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Families-of-Israeli-diplomats-withdrawn-from-Turkey-17-July-2014.aspxIsrael strongly protests the flagrant violation of diplomatic rules by the Turkish authorities and security forces and holds the Turkish government fully responsible for the safety of the Israeli representatives.Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:20:49 GMTIsrael extends humanitarian ceasefire another 24 hourshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-extends-humanitarian-ceasefire-another-24-hours-27-Jul-2014.aspxDespite Hamas’ fire, Israel then decided to extend the humanitarian ceasefire a second time, from midnight Saturday night (26 July) to midnight Sunday night (27 July).Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:33:06 GMTPM Netanyahu and DM Yaalon order IDF to resume operations against Hamas terroristshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-and-DM-Yaalon-order-IDF-to-resume-operations-against-Hamas-terrorists-27-Jul-2014.aspxIDF will resume operations against the Hamas terrorists who violated the humanitarian truce which the UN requested for the residents of Gaza. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:32:12 GMTPreliminary inquiry into the UNRWA school incident in Beit Hanounhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Preliminary-inquiry-into-the-UNRWA-school-incident-in-Beit-Hanoun-28-Jul-2014.aspxIn light of the inquiry's findings, the IDF rejects the claims that were made by various officials immediately following the incident, that people were killed in the school premises as a result of IDF operational activity.Wed, 06 Aug 2014 01:57:44 GMTStatement by PM Netanyahuhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Statement-by-PM-Netanyahu-28-Jul-2014.aspxWe will not complete the operation without neutralizing the tunnels, the sole purpose of which is the destruction of our civilians and the killing of our children. This is the clear and unequivocal objective of the State of Israel.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:35:12 GMTPM Netanyahu commends the neutralization of the terrorist tunnels in the Gaza Striphttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-commends-the-neutralization-of-the-terrorist-tunnels-in-the-Gaza-Strip-5-August-2014.aspxThe tunnels would have enabled Hamas to kidnap and murder civilians and IDF soldiers by launching simultaneous attacks from the many tunnels that penetrate our territory Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:13:56 GMTPM Netanyahu holds security discussion at IDF Southern Commandhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-holds-security-discussion-at-IDF-Southern-Command-4-August-2014.aspxThis operation will end only when quiet and security are restored to the citizens of Israel for a lengthy period. We have no intention of attacking the residents of Gaza. In practice, it is Hamas that is attacking them and denying them humanitarian aid. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 01:51:53 GMTPM Netanyahu speaks with US Secretary of State Kerryhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-speaks-with-US-Secretary-of-State-Kerry-1-Aug-2014.aspxDespite assurances from Hamas and the other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip regarding a ceasefire from 08:00 this morning, the Palestinians unilaterally and grossly violated the humanitarian ceasefire and attacked our soldiers.Wed, 06 Aug 2014 01:49:40 GMTStatement by PM Netanyahuhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Statement-by-PM-Netanyahu-2-Aug-2014.aspx"We promised to restore quiet for the citizens of Israel and we will continue until this goal is achieved. We are enlisting the international community to support the linking of the rehabilitation and development of Gaza to its demilitarization."Wed, 06 Aug 2014 01:51:02 GMTCabinet communiquehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Cabinet-communique-10-Aug-2014.aspxThe government approved a series of proposals to assist the communities of Israel's south.Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:31:08 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with ICRC President Maurerhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-ICRC-President-Maurer-7-Aug-2014.aspxHamas is firing on our civilians, hiding behind their civilians and accruing as much civilian deaths as they can pile up, and preventing and refusing humanitarian assistance that Israel itself offered for their own people.Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:28:07 GMTRocket attack forces closure of Israel-Gaza border crossinghttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Rocket-attack-forces-closure-of-Israel-Gaza-border-crossing-10-Aug-2014.aspxRockets struck directly inside the crossing, endangering the lives of all the workers at the crossing. As a result of this attack, the crossing was forced to close.Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:29:14 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with New York Governor Andrew Cuomohttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-New-York-Governor-Andrew-Cuomo-13-August-2014.aspxThere is a moral divide that is evident today in the world; on one side you see democracies committing to a real future for their people, and on the other you have Islamist tyrannies that pursue their grisly creeds and their grisly deeds.Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:08:10 GMTCabinet communiquehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Cabinet-communique-24-Aug-2014.aspxPM Netanyahu: "Hamas is ISIS and ISIS is Hamas. They are two extremist Islamic terrorist movements that abduct and murder innocents, that execute their own people, that shrink at nothing including the willful murder of children." Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:54 GMTFirst official Israeli visit in Myanmar in 35 yearshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/First-official-Israeli-visit-in-Myanmar-in-35-years-27-Aug-2014.aspxDeputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzachi Hanegbi will conduct an official visit in Myanmar between August 27-29, 2014. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:02:39 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with US Rep. Issa http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-US-Rep--Issa-21-August-2014.aspxPM Netanyahu: Radical Islamic terrorism threatens the entire world. The free world must stand together against this terrorism. That's the only way we'll roll them back, ultimately that's the only way we'll defeat themThu, 28 Aug 2014 05:04:23 GMTPM Netanyahu speaks with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moonhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-speaks-with-UN-Secretary-General-Ban-Ki-moon-23-Aug-2014.aspxYesterday the world saw that Hamas is like ISIS, which carries out mass executions, and noted that Hamas is like ISIS in that it persecutes and oppresses minorities.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:01:14 GMTDemilitarization of Gaza - the only road to peace http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Demilitarization-of-Gaza---the-only-road-to-peace-28-August-2014.aspxAs long as Hamas remains armed, its weapons represent the strongest and most violent veto of peace and security for Israelis and Palestinians alike. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:39:20 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with US delegation http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-US-delegation-28-August-2014.aspx​PM Netanyahu: We're faced with common enemies, radical Islamic terrorists who have absolutely no inhibitions on executing people, terrorizing people, targeting innocent civilians. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:38:25 GMTPM Netanyahu sums up Operation Protective Edgehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-sums-up-Operation-Protective-Edge-27-Aug-2014.aspxThere is a realignment of forces in the Middle East based on the common concern with the dangers posed by radical Islamic terrorists. I'd like to translate this understanding into cooperation and peace between Israel and our Palestinian neighbors.Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:36:41 GMTKeepod, an operating system on flash drivehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Keepod,-an-operating-system-on-flash-drive-31-August-2014.aspxThe $7 device is loaded with Google's Android 4.4 operating system. Plug it into the USB port of any old laptop or desktop, and you’ve got a personal computer. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:42:45 GMTUnique fire forecasting system saves liveshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Unique-fire-forecasting-system-29-August-2014.aspxMatash, a Public Security Ministry development, predicts how a forest fire will spread and helps authorities make better decisions to fight it.Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:40:36 GMTFM Liberman announces the opening of an Israeli embassy in Lithuaniahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-announces-the-opening-of-an-Israeli-embassy-in-Lithuania-11-September-2014.aspxThe embassy, due to open in January 2015, is an expression of the significant strengthening of the bilateral relationship in recent years and its contribution to both peoples. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:29:11 GMTFM Liberman to leave on official visits to the US and Lithuaniahttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-to-leave-on-official-visits-to-the-US-and-Lithuania-9-September-2014.aspxFM Liberman will hold discussions with senior government officials in the United States and Lithuania and with leaders of the Jewish communities in both countries. He will also address the JNF Annual Meeting.Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:18:14 GMTIDF investigating exceptional incidents from Operation Protective Edgehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/IDF-investigating-exceptional-incidents-from-Operation-Protective-Edge-10-Sep-2014.aspxIncidents referred for assessment include events allegedly resulting in significant and unanticipated civilian harm or damage to medical or UN facilities, to determine whether or not reasonable grounds exist to justify criminal investigation.Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:25:33 GMTPM Netanyahu addresses International Conference on Counter-Terrorismhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-addresses-International-Conference-on-Counter-Terrorism-11-Sep-2014.aspxThe moral divide has never been clearer than it is today because Hamas, like al-Qaeda and its affiliates al-Nusra or its new growth ISIS or Boko Haram, al-Shabab, Hezbollah supported by Iran - all are branches of the same poisonous tree.Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:12:50 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with Israel Bonds leadership delegationhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Israel-Bonds-delegation-14-September-2014.aspxPM Netanyahu: We understand that we have great tasks before us. We need a very strong defense, but we also need a strong economy. And the balance of the two is one of the great tasks that we have before us. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:29:46 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with Norwegian FM Brendehttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Norwegian-FM-Brende-8-September-2014.aspxPM Netanyahu: The threat posed by Islamist terror and radicalism forms a clear and present danger to our civilization, to our way of life, our values. Those who do not nip it in the bud will find Islamic terrorism at their doorstep. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:06:43 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with US Congressmen Rohrabacher and Meekshttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-US-Congressmen-1-September-2014.aspxThe UN would do itself a great favor if instead of the automatic Israel bashing, they actually turn their attention and their investigative committees against these terrorists who trample every norm on which the UN was founded. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:52:13 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with US Congressmen Royce and Engelhttp://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-US-Congressmen-Royce-and-Engel-2-September-2014.aspxPM Netanyahu: We're fighting not just Israel's war, but a common battle against enemies of mankind. If we don't face down these forces, they will advance, not only in the Middle East, but to every part of the globe. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:53:02 GMTRosh Hashanah http://www.israelemb.org/wellington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Rosh-Hashanah.aspxIn a few days, Jews around the World will congregate once more to celebrate the beginning of the New Year 5775. It is a time to turn a new page in our lives, both on a personal and a collective level. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:21:44 GMT