Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the weekly cabinet meeting
that a replacement for Israel's ambassador to Washington Michael Oren would be
named "in the coming days."
This was Netanyahu's first public comment on the
"ambassador sweepstakes" that for months have been swirling around the
appointment of a new ambassador to Washington.
Netanyahu praised Oren
during the cabinet meeting as an "exemplary" and "excellent" ambassador who has
done "very, very important work." Oren announced over the weekend that he would
be leaving the post in the Fall after serving in that post for four years.