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The cabinet on Sunday approved the appointment of Hanan Goder-Goldberger as
ambassador to Nepal, two weeks after refusing to rubber stamp a decision by the
Foreign Ministry to send him to Katmandu.
The decision earlier this month
to hold up the appointment of Goder-Goldberger, who is a co-head of the Foreign
Ministry’s workers’ committee, was made when it was revealed that he faced
disciplinary proceedings for not properly providing the ministry with receipts
for gasoline when he was ambassador to Eritrea some six years ago.
reviewing the relevant material, Goder- Goldberger’s appointment was approved on
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman also told the cabinet on
Sunday that Daniel Taub, recently appointed as Israel’s envoy to London to
replace Ron Prosor, is giving up his British citizenship, paving the way for his
taking up the post in London.
According to Israeli regulations, diplomats
can only serve in senior positions in countries where they hold dual citizenship
if they give up their citizenship of that country. This is something that
Israel’s envoy to the US Michael Oren had to do as well before being appointed
as ambassador to Washington.