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Bennett names Michael Herzog as Israeli ambassador to US

Herzog, a retired brigadier general and fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, is the brother of Israeli President Isaac Herzog.
Michael Herzog and Isaac Herzog

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has tapped former Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiator Michael Herzog as the country’s next ambassador to the United States, the prime minister’s office said Friday. 

Bennett named Herzog “in light of his rich, years-long experience in the security and diplomatic fields, and his deep familiarity with the strategic challenges Israel is facing, foremost the Iranian nuclear threat.” 

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