- Nov 3, 2010
Job Daudi Masima, Tanzania's first ambassador to Israel, dons kippah, greets Israeli President Reuven Rivlin with Hebrew prayer.
Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/06/17 20:03
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President Reuven Rivlin welcomed four new diplomats to Israel in a ceremony on Thursday, receiving their diplomatic credentials at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem.
New ambassadors from Nepal, Honduras, Brazil, and Tanzania met with President Rivlin, marking their formal beginning of their service in Israel.
This marks the first time ever that Tanzania, an east African country of some 52 million, has an active embassy in the Jewish state.
Israel and Tanzania established diplomatic ties in 1995, following a 22-year hiatus which began during the Yom Kippur War, though no ambassador from Tanzania was ever sent to Israel.
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