Bennett, Lapid said to agree on coordinating pick for ambassador to US

The coalition has agreed that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will select a new ambassador to the US in coordination with Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, the Ynet news site reports.

The report says the ambassador will remain in the post after Lapid takes over as prime minister in two years, as part of the rotation agreement with Lapid.

The current envoy to the United States is Ambassador Gilad Erdan, who is also ambassador to the United Nations. Erdan was a Likud party minister before he was appointed ambassador last year.

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