Due to the failure of the mediation process, as of March 4th, Israeli diplomats around the world have been left with no choice but to resume strict labor sanctions, including the suspension of visa applications and all other consular issues. We look forward to recommencing working contacts after the lifting of the sanctions. Please refer to our weibo for any updates. We take this opportunity to apologize for the inconvenience.
The State of Israel bows its head on the passing of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Ariel Sharon will go down in the history of Israel as one of the most noteworthy and influential figures. His memory will be enshrined forever in the heart of the nation.
On December 3, 2013, Consulate General of Israel in Shanghai celebrated the opening of its new offices in a new address in Shanghai, following with a Hanukkah candles lighting ceremony. Acting Consul-General of Israel in Shanghai, Ambassador Yafa Ben-Ari unveiled the signboard of the new Consualte at the applause of 100 distinguished guests.