Meet the ambassador: Croatia’s Pjer Simunovic

Unlike most of his diplomatic colleagues from other countries, Croatian Ambassador Pjer Simunovic, 53, deliberately chose not to live in Herzliya Pituah or Kfar Shmaryahu that together form a diplomatic enclave, but opted instead for a relatively modest apartment in picturesque Neveh Tzedek, which he says reminds him of a Croatian village.

It also puts him close to the action of Tel Aviv, and within easy walking distance of the beach and places such as the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater and the old Jaffa railway station known as Hatahana and noted for its many attractive stores and dining options.

Like many of his colleagues from former Communist bloc countries, which gained independence between 1989 and 1991, Simunovic was a journalist before he was a diplomat.


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