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Israel names Woman as Ambassador to Egypt

Oron, a veteran diplomat, previously served as Israel's charges d'affaires in Ankara

Oct 31

23:03
2018

The Foreign Ministry's appointments committee named Amira Oron as Israel's next ambassador to Egypt, which will make her Jerusalem’s first female ambassador to Cairo since diplomatic ties were established in 1980.

Oron, a veteran diplomat, previously served as Israel's charges d'affaires in Ankara.

Turkey expelled Israeli ambassador in 2010 following the Mavi Marmara incident, and Oron was the highest ranking Israeli diplomat in the country from 2015 until a new ambassador – also since shown the door following yet another crisis in relations between the two countries – was appointed in 2016.

Other positions she held at the ministry include deputy spokesman and head of the ministry's Arab Media Department. Oron will replace David Govrin, who has held the position since 2016.

Among the other appointments announced on Tuesday was Emmanuel Nahshon, the ministry's spokesman, who will be going to Brussels. Prior to taking over as spokesman in 2014, Nahshon held posts in Germany, and before that in Turkey.