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Jordan Names New Envoy to Israel

February 7, 1996
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U.S.-educated diplomat Omar Abdul-Monem Rifai has been nominated to become Jordan’s second ambassador to Israel.

Rifai, 39, a Jordanian Foreign Ministry official and peace negotiator, would replace Marwan Muashar, who was appointed minister of information when a new Jordanian government was named earlier this week.

Rifai worked closely with Israeli officials during the negotiations that resulted in the historic October 1994 Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty.

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