Israel names new ambassador to Turkey

Na’eh, 53, currently Israel’s deputy ambassador in London, has specialized on Turkish affairs during his diplomatic career, which began in 1991.

By
November 16, 2016 06:30
1 minute read.
Eitan Na'eh

Eitan Na'eh. (photo credit: TWITTER)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The Foreign Ministry’s appointments committee named veteran diplomat Eitan Na’eh as Israel’s next ambassador to Turkey, moving a renewal of full diplomatic ties between the two countries one step closer.

Once Na’eh’s appointment is approved by the cabinet, Israel and Turkey are expected to simultaneously announce the mutual exchange of ambassadors.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Kemal Okem, a foreign-policy adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is expected to be named Turkey’s envoy to Israel.

Turkey expelled Israel’s last ambassador to Turkey, Gabby Levy, in September 2011, more than a year after the Mavi Marmara flotilla incident poisoned ties between the two countries in May 2010. Levy’s expulsion came after a UN report concluded that Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza was legal under international law and that Turkey did not do enough to keep the flotilla from sailing.

The report also said Israel used “excessive and unreasonable” force in stopping the flotilla.

Nine Turkish nationals were killed after IDF commandos faced violent resistance when they boarded the boat to keep it from reaching Gaza. Turkey immediately recalled its ambassador at the time.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Erdogan announced in June that the two countries had reached a reconciliation agreement.

JPOST VIDEOS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU:


Na’eh, 53, currently Israel’s deputy ambassador in London, has specialized on Turkish affairs during his diplomatic career, which began in 1991.

He served in Israel’s embassy in Ankara for a number of years in 1993, before going to Chicago in 1997 to served as deputy consul- general.

From 2001 to 2005, Na’eh served as ambassador to Azerbaijan, and he also has served as head of the Turkey, Greece and Cyprus desk in the Foreign Ministry, as well as in a senior position on the National Security Council.

Na’eh has been the deputy ambassador in London for more than two-and-a-half years, and was acting ambassador there during the time between September 2015 when Daniel Taub left the post and April 2016 when Mark Regev took over.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Yair Lapid
October 17, 2018
Opposition halts efforts to disperse Knesset after Gaza escalation

By GIL HOFFMAN