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President Herzog’s brother top candidate for Israel’s ambassador to US

CM 05/08/2021 2


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Mike Herzog, the former head of the strategic planning for the IDF and the older brother of President Isaac Herzog, is Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s leading candidate to be Israel’s next ambassador to the US, a senior source in Jerusalem said on Thursday.
Mike Herzog (far L) with former-president Reuven Rivlin, former-Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein and current President Isaac Herzog. (photographer: CHAIM TZACH/GPO)Mike Herzog (far L) with former-president Reuven Rivlin, former-Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein and current President Isaac Herzog. (photographer: CHAIM TZACH/GPO)
Herzog had a long IDF career and retired with the rank of Brigadier-General. Afterwards, he served as a senior adviser to defense ministers Ehud Barak, Amir Peretz, Shaul Mofaz and Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, including as chief of staff to the defense minister.

He was former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s special envoy on the peace process in 2009-2010 and participated in most rounds of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, Jordanians and Syrians, including at the Wye Plantation summit, the Camp David summit, Annapolis and others hosted by the Americans, and as such, has made many connections in Washington.
Herzog is a candidate that Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid agree on. One of Lapid’s goals was to find a new ambassador who would be favorable to him and who could stay in Washington if the current government remains intact and he becomes prime minister at the end of next year, as planned.
Appointing Herzog, viewed as one of Israel’s top security experts and someone whose career has been non-political – despite coming from a well-known Labor Party family – is “meant to send a message” to Washington, the source in Jerusalem said.
A final decision on the new ambassador will likely only be made after Bennett’s incoming National Security Adviser, Eyal Hulata, and Diplomatic Adviser Shimrit Meir return from Washington, where they met with White House and State Department officials this week  before Bennett makes his first trip to the White House, probably in the coming weeks.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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