Erdan denies interest in DC appointment

Homeland Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud Beytenu) denied a report in Friday's Maariv newspaper that he would be Michael Oren's replacement as Israel's ambassador in Washington. The report noted that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wants someone he could trust in the job. Erdan also has a good relationship with former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman, who tried in the past to persuade him to become Israel's ambassador in the United Nations. Erdan's spokeswoman refuted the report, calling it "incorrect nonsense."
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