Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, announced the appointment of Brig.-Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog as Israeli ambassador to the U.S.
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid agreed that Herzog will also serve in the position during Lapid's tenure as prime minister in two years.
Herzog, 69, holds a bachelor's degree from Hebrew University, a master's degree from Haifa University and is a graduate of the National Defense College. In recent years, he has served as an international fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a senior fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute.
"In light of his rich experience, over many years, in the security and diplomatic arenas, and his deep familiarity with the strategic issues facing the State of Israel, especially the Iranian nuclear issue, Prime Minister Bennett has decided to appoint him as ambassador to the U.S.," a statement from the Prime Minister's Media Adviser said.
The Cabinet must approve his appointment.
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