I see the loons from the left are trying to create a storm in a yamaka over the activities of some Israeli travelers who happened to be in Christchurch at the time of the earthquake.
There is particularly hysterical commentary over at Dim Post with a stand out oasis of sanity in the form of Russell Brown.
All I can say is, if I were a citizen of Israel I'd be pretty damned annoyed if my nation's security service did NOT have a team of operatives in New Zealand and every other unfriendly country ALL THE BLOODY TIME.
Maybe the loons have forgotten NZ funded the terrorist organisation Hamas to the tune of half a million smackeroos not so long ago. That paid for quite a few hundred of the rockets which since have been fired into Israel.
Nor does Israel forget the last similar incident where Israelis were deported amidst great public hulabaloo and diplomatic insults while Ayrabs cought out in far more egregious activites were quietly tut tutted and figuratively swept under the carpet.
John Key needs to take a leaf out of Helen Clark's book and say NOTHING EVER about the activities of the SIS or the SAS.