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Moshe Yegar is Israel’s New Consul General in N.Y.

Israel’s new Consul General in New York, Moshe Yegar, will arrive at the beginning of September to assume his post. He will replace Naphtali Lavie who was appointed Director General of the United Jewish Appeal in Israel after a four-year term as Consul General here. Yegar, 55, was born in Argentina and came to Palestine in 1935 at the age of five. A career diplomat, he has been serving in the Israeli Foreign Ministry since 1956. He has represented Israel in various diplomatic posts, including that of Consul General in Philadelphia from 1969 to 1972. Currently, Yegar is Deputy Director General of the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem.