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Soffer is Now Israeli Envoy to Paris

Ovadia Soffer, the present Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, has been appointed as the new Israeli Ambassador to France, replacing Meir Rosenne, who was recently appointed to Washington.

The 47-year-old Soffer, born in Iraq, was formerly Ambassador to Chad and served at the Israel Mission to the United Nations in New York, before becoming Deputy Director of the Division on International Affairs in Israel’s Foreign Ministry.