Israel's busy protocol chief

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August 22, 2017 17:54

Reuben served in the director general’s department in the Foreign Ministry and subsequently in the National Defense College and in the digital diplomacy department.




Meron Reuben joins Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mod

Meron Reuben joins Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel on July 4.. (photo credit:REUTERS)

News junkies, who avidly watch Israeli news videos on television, their computers or cell phones, may have noticed a dapper, somewhat portly man with receding gray hair, a short, well-trimmed gray-white beard and a benign, occasionally jovial, expression on his face, accompanying foreign dignitaries as they alight from their planes in Israel and in their meetings with President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

He is Meron Reuben, the South African- born chief of state protocol of Israel’s Foreign Ministry whose responsibilities extend to the offices of both the president and prime minister.

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