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Evron to Replace Dinitz As Envoy

Ephraim Evron, the director general of the Foreign Ministry, will be appointed Ambassador to the United States Dec. 15, replacing Simcha Dinitz, the Cabinet decided formally yesterday. At the same time, the Cabinet named Yosef Ciechanover, who has headed the Defense Ministry delegation to the U.S. since 1974, as the Foreign Ministry’s director general, beginning Sept. I.

Ciechanover, 45, was born in Haifa. He received his law degree from the Hebrew University in 1958 and his degree in business administration from the University in 1967. From 1962 to 1974 he lectured in the university’s agriculture department at Rehovot. His most recent academic activity was at Yeshiva University in New York where he completed a course for a doctoral degree in rabbinical law.

Ciechanover’s government career began in the Agriculture Ministry where he worked as legal advisor. In 1966-67 he was legal advisor to the Defense Ministry and from 1968-74 he was in charge of judicial activities in the occupied territories.