Israel’s ambassador to Britain Ron Prosor will not be the country’s next envoy
to the UN, senior diplomatic officials said Wednesday, denying media reports to
the contrary throughout the day.
“Prosor will remain in Britain,” one
official said, denying that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Foreign
Minister Avigdor Lieberman had agreed to send Prosor to the UN. Lieberman told
reporters Tuesday that a new envoy would be in place on August 1, but would not
reveal the name of the new appointee.
Gabriela Shalev, the current
ambassador, is finishing up her two-year term and will leave her post on
September 1 to return to the Ono Academic College.