Oded Ben-Hur 311.
(photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
The Knesset appointed Oded Ben-Hur (pictured) as its new diplomatic adviser
Sunday, after its previous adviser, Dan Ashval, was appointed ambassador to
Since 2004, the Knesset diplomatic adviser, who is considered a
senior Foreign Ministry official, has helped the Knesset develop ties with
parliaments around the world and international organizations, and has advised
the Knesset speaker on diplomatic matters.
Ben-Hur, who previously served
as ambassador to the Vatican, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, will begin his new
role this week.
The new Knesset diplomatic adviser also held a senior job
in Israel’s embassy in Rome.
Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin congratulated
Ben-Hur on his new job, saying “it was very important that an experienced person
who could play an important role in the Knesset’s rich international activities,
would be appointed to this job.”
“I am pleased by Oded Ben-Hur’s joining
us and wish him luck in this challenging role.”