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July 7, 2006
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An Israeli Arab was named the country’s ambassador to Greece. Ali Yihye previously served as ambassador to Finland from 1995 to 1999. Gideon Meir, who served as deputy director general for media and public affairs in Israel’s Foreign Ministry, was named ambassador to Italy. Ilan Elgar was named envoy to Switzerland, Isaac Bachman to Guatemala, Yosef Livne to Mexico and Tsuriel Raphael to El Salvador. Roi Rosenblit will head up Israel’s delegation in Qatar and Nadav Tamir will be the consul general in Boston.

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