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Blum Named New Israeli UN Envoy

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Prof. Yehuda Blum, of the Hebrew University Law Faculty and an expert on international law, was named by the Cabinet today as Israel’s new Ambassador to the United Nations. He will take over from Chaim Herzog next summer. Blum, 46, was born in Czechoslovakia. He has written many articles and papers on Israel’s position in international law.

The Cabinet also approved the appointment of Yosef Kedar, a career military officer, as Consul General in New York. Kedar, 53, was a military aide to Premier Golda Meir in 1969-70 and served as a military attache in several capitals abroad. His most recent assignment was as head of the Israeli military mission in Paris from 1970-73, after which he left the government.

Also named by the Cabinet today was Benyamin Navon, information counsellor at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, as Counsel General in Los Angeles. Navon, a career diplomat, was formerly a Foreign Ministry spokesman in Jerusalem.

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