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Israel Cabinet Approves Appointment of Tekoah As Head of Mission to United Nations

The Cabinet last night approved the appointment of Yosef Tekoah, Shanghai-born deputy director-general of the Foreign Ministry, to the post of Israel’s permanent representative and Ambassador to the United Nations. He will replace Ambassador Gideon Rafael, whose appointment was approved by the Cabinet at the same time as the Foreign Ministry’s director-general.

Mr. Tekoah will assume his new post at the United Nations next winter. Meanwhile, the permanent representative at the United Nations will be Michael S. Comay, who had held that post prior to Mr. Rafael’s appointment. Mr. Comay will be chairman of Israel’s delegation to the next, regular session of the General Assembly, which is to convene September 19.