Long time, outspoken and often
controversial Government Press Office director Danny Seaman will be replaced by Oran
Helman, who served as an adviser for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
when the later was Finance Minister in the early 2000s, the Public
Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Ministry announced Wednesday.
In addition, Helman, 41, served previously as a spokesman for the Israel Broadcasting Authority.
The GPO is part of the Public Diplomacy and
Diaspora Affairs Ministry, and is responsible for issuing government
press cards, and coordinating media coverage for state events and
official visits by foreign leaders. It is also responsible for the
National Photo Collection.