The Foreign Ministry appointed seven new ambassadors on Wednesday, including two
women and a Druse diplomat.
Bahij Mansour, a Druse who served in the past
as envoy to Angola, was named by the ministry’s senior diplomatic appointments
committee, headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, as ambassador to
Dorit Shavit, currently the ministry’s deputy director-general
for Latin America, was named envoy to Argentina, and Meirav Eilon Shahar,
recently a diplomat in the ministry’s UN and international organization
division, was appointed to Vietnam.
The current head of the UN and
international organizations division, Eviatar Manor, was named ambassador to the
UN agencies in Geneva; Zion Evrony, former ambassador to Ireland, was named
envoy to the Vatican; Yitzhak Bachman, currently Foreign Minister Avigdor
Lieberman’s chief of policy staff, was appointed ambassador to Sweden; and Yuval
Fuchs, formerly Israel’s No. 2 diplomat in Moscow, was named envoy to
The appointments will now go to the cabinet for final approval.