Monday, August 1, 2016

Michael Oren named deputy minister in reshuffle

"Michael Oren named deputy minister in reshuffle,"

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Former ambassador in the US to serve as public diplomacy chief in Prime Minister’s Office; Kahlon takes on economy portfolio

Former ambassador to the US and Kulanu party MK Michael Oren was appointed deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and head of public diplomacy on Monday. ...
Oren was appointed ambassador to Washington by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2009, a post he held until 2013. A year later he joined the ranks of the newly formed Kulanu party.
Oren’s exact responsibilities remain unclear, but it appeared as though his function in pubic diplomacy will help support Netanyahu, who continues to serve as foreign minister, as well as communications and regional affairs minister. ...

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