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Israel Counsellor in Washington Embassy Named Minister to Burma

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Jacob Shimoni, currently counsellor at the Israel Embassy in Washington, has been appointed Israel’s new Minister to Burma, it was announced here today. Mr. Shimoni, who will take up his new duties next month, will succeed David Hacohen.

Mr. Shimoni, who was born in Berlin in 1915, is a veteran of Israel’s Foreign Service and the author of several books on Arab problems, including one on Arabs of Palestine, one on the Arab minority in Israel and another on the Arab states. Mr. Shimoni is also editor of the departments of modern Asia and the Middle East of the Hebrew Encyclopedia.

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