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Monday, 24 June 2019

Israel’s Ayoub Kara withdraws as a candidate for Egypt ambassadorship

Israel’s Communications Minister Ayoub Kara said he is withdrawing his candidacy to serve as ambassador to Egypt, following strong opposition from Israeli diplomats, the Times of Israel reports. Kara has little diplomatic experience, despite being PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s top pick for the job. Diplomats have reportedly been pushing for the appointment of Amira Oron, who was selected as Tel Aviv’s ambassador to Egypt in October last year.

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