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Israel Establishes Diplomatic Ties with New Southwest Pacific Nation

May 23, 1984
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Israel has established diplomatic relations with Kiribati, a new nation composed of 33 islands in the southwest Pacific, with a population of about 60,000, it was announced here today. The islands, part of the Gilbert and Ellice group, were a British protectorate until five years ago when they gained independence. Israel’s Ambassador to Australia, Issachar Ben-Yaacov, will be the non-resident Ambassador to the Micronesian island republic.

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