Meet the 36 new ambassadors authorised to new posts all over the world

2021-06-20 23:37:51

The cupboard voted Sunday in favor of 36 skilled appointments of ambassadors and consuls-general to be posted all over the world.Earlier Sunday, the Ministerial Committee for Overseas Service Appointments authorised the diplomats for the highest positions in Thailand, Sweden, the Vatican, Senegal, Panama, EU establishments in Brussels, Japan and extra.The diplomatic appointments had been delayed by six months within the earlier authorities, and was the topic of a lawsuit earlier this month.Prime Minister Naftali Bennett mentioned that “that is one thing that was caught for a very long time,” and that Overseas Minister Yair Lapid “opened up the visitors jam, and we’re on our method.”Lapid mentioned, “the appointments we licensed at this time waited too lengthy. The State of Israel wants the perfect folks to battle for its good title on the planet. These are a number of the greatest professionals in Israel who’re a big and significant a part of strengthening Israel’s diplomatic and safety standing.”MK Emilie Moatti congratulated the brand new appointees on Twitter, saying that former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been holding them as “political hostages.”She mentioned that Netanyahu “blocked the approval within the authorities, whereas ignoring not solely the skilled wants of  the appointees… but additionally of their companions who wanted to organize for the transfer, their kids who must be taught a language and enroll in faculties and numerous different particulars that make up the lives of the households that characterize Israel all over the world.”

The appointments embrace:
1.  Liron Bar-Sade, Israeli Ambassador to Eire
2. Eli Belotserkovsky, Israeli Ambassador to South Africa and Non-Resident Ambassador of Israel to Mauritius, Lesotho and Swaziland
3. Yinam Cohen, Consul Basic of Israel in Chicago, USA
4. Haim Regev, Head of Israel’s Everlasting Delegation to the European Union and NATO in Brussels, Belgium
5. Maor Elbaz Starinsky, Consul Basic of Israel in Miami, USA
6. Daniel Zohar-Zonshine, Israeli Ambassador to Brazil
7. Oren Anolik, Israeli Ambassador to Cyprus
8. Dor Shapira, Ambassador of Israel to Portugal
9. Gilad Cohen, Ambassador of Israel to Japan
10. Eitan Sorkis, Israeli Ambassador to Jordan
11. Yacov Livne, Ambassador of Israel to Poland
12. Michael Brodsky, Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine
13. David Akov, Israeli Ambassador to Denmark
14. Eldad Golan Rosenberg, Israeli Ambassador to Honduras
15. Orna Sagiv, Israeli Ambassador to Thailand and Israel’s non-resident Ambassador to Cambodia
16. Ziv-Nevo Kulman, Israeli Ambassador to Sweden
17. Ifat Reshef, Israeli Ambassador to Switzerland and Non-Resident Ambassador of Israel to Liechtenstein
18. Raphael Schutz, Israeli Ambassador to the Vatican
19. Shlomit Sufa, Israeli Ambassador to Ghana and a non-resident Israeli Ambassador to Liberia and Sierra Leone
20. Ben Burgel, Israeli Ambassador to Senegal and Non-Resident Ambassador of Israel to Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Concari, Gambia and Cape Verde
21. Itai Bar Dov, Ambassador of Israel to Panama
22. Amir Lati, Consul Basic of Israel in Hong Kong and Consul Basic of Israel not resident in Macau
23. Kobi Shoshani, Consul Basic of Israel in Mumbai, India
24. Paul Hirschson, Consul Basic of Israel in Montreal, Canada
25. Rafi Erdreich, Consul Basic of Israel in São Paulo, Brazil
26. Ilan Fluss, Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines
27. Gershon Kedar, a non-resident ambassador of Israel to South Sudan
28. Simona Frankel, Israel’s non-resident ambassador to northern Macedonia
29. Ofra Farhi, Israel’s non-resident ambassador to Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia
30. Carmela Shamir, Consul Basic of Israel in Munich, Germany
31. Idit Shamir, Consul Basic of Israel to Toronto, Canada
32. Livia Hyperlink-Raviv, Consul Basic of Israel in Houston, United States
33. Naor Gilon, Israeli Ambassador to India, Non-Resident Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Bhutan
34. Anna Azari, Israeli Ambassador to the Czech Republic
35. Uri Resnick, Consul Basic of Israel in St. Petersburg, Russia
36. Mattanya Cohen, Israel’s non-resident ambassador to El Salvador, along with his tenure as Israel’s ambassador to Guatemala Idan Zonshine contributed to this text.

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