Israeli to head London economic forum

Shmuel Ben Tovim, Economic Affairs Minister in the Israeli Embassy in England, was introduced as chairman of the diplomatic economics representatives' forum.

Shmuel Ben Tovim, Economic Affairs Minister in the Israeli Embassy in England, was introduced on Sunday as chairman of the diplomatic economics representatives' forum, the first time an Israeli has been tapped to serve in the position. The forum, based in London, includes some 200 economic attaches from the more than 150 embassies located in London. Ben Tovim was chosen for the position despite the fact that the forum includes representatives from Arab countries, many of which do not currently maintain diplomatic ties with Israel.