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Yissakhar Ben-yaacov, Consul-general in Philadelphia, Named Envoy to Nigeria

Yissakhar Ben-Yaacov, 46. Israel’s consul general here for the past five years, will be his country’s new Ambassador to Nigeria, based in Lagos. Mr. Ben-Yaacov, who was the dean of the consular corps here, will succeed Ram Nigrad.

Mr. Ben-Yaacov has been a member of the Foreign Ministry since the establishment of the State. He has served as consul in Cologne and vice-consul in Munich, West Germany, and prior to coming to Philadelphia, served as deputy director of the department for international cooperation in charge of Israel’s technical assistance overseas operations. He will be given a farewell dinner by city and state leaders on Monday and will leave here in July. He will be succeeded by Moshe Yegar, who is on the consulate staff in Los Angeles.