Former director of Israeli Diamond Inst. joins Yisrael Beiteinu

Former managing director of the Israeli Diamond Institute Eli Avidar joined Yisrael Beiteinu and was given the position of head of that party's diplomacy team, a press release on behalf of the party said on Thursday. 
Avidar wrote the 2015 book The Abyss: Bridging the Divide between Israel and the Arab World, he and Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman have a decade-long work relationship concerning Israeli relations with the Gulf states.