Jonathan Schachter, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s foreign policy adviser, will be stepping down after serving nearly seven years in the Prime Minister's Office, Netanyahu told reporters in London on Wednesday.
Schachter, who immigrated from Chicago, took over as Netanyahu’s top foreign policy adviser after Ron Dermer was appointed as ambassador to the US in 2013. Before that, Schachter worked on foreign policy in the National Security Council inside the PMO.
A source in the Prime Minister’s Office said that Schachter had asked to leave a number of months ago, but that Netanyahu requested that he stay on to complete a number of tasks. No replacement has yet been named.
Schachter’s move quickly follows the resignation last week of Prime Minister’s Office director-general Eli Groner.