'Mossad spies' jailed over New Zealand passport fraud: The prime minister of New Zealand angrily denounced Israel and imposed diplomatic sanctions on it after two suspected Mossad agents were jailed for six months for trying on false grounds to obtain a New Zealand passport.
The plot, which involved obtaining a passport in the name of a tetraplegic man who had not spoken in years, provoked a furious reaction yesterday. "The breach of New Zealand laws and sovereignty by agents of the Israeli government has seriously strained our relationship with Israel," said the prime minister, Helen Clark. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/jul/16/israel
Israel now says New Zealand has committed an "act of war" against Israel by standing against their criminal activities by building illegal settlements.