Foreign Minister Shimon Peres has appointed Uriel Savir, former Israeli consul general in New York, to be director-general of the Foreign Ministry, the Ha’aretz newspaper reported Wednesday.
Savir, 40, is to replace Yosef Hadass, who in turn is to head the Israeli delegation to the Middle East multilateral peace talks on refugees.
Savir, scheduled to take office on May 1, served as consul general in New York from 1988 to 1992. Most recently, he was the ministry’s assistant director-general for European affairs.
The Cabinet will be asked to confirm Savir’s appointment during its Sunday meeting.
Eitan Ben-Tsur, the ministry’s deputy director-general, was also competing for the post, but was asked by Peres to remain in his position.
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