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July 15, 1980
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The Cabinet Sunday approved the appointment of David Kimche as the new Director General of the Foreign Ministry. He will take over the post Tuesday, replacing Yosef Ciechanover, who has resigned at his own request. Ciechanover, who was an appointee of former foreign Minister Moshe Dayan, is expected to return to private law practice. Kimche, the British-born former journalist and author, is a senior official of the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, and a personal friend of Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir. He stresses that he is a civil servant and keeps his political views to himself.

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