Biden admin said hopeful that ex-envoy Dermer will get top spot in new government

The White House is reportedly hoping that former ambassador to the US Ron Dermer will get a senior position in the next Israeli government.

Dermer, who is close to presumed prime minister-to-be Benjamin Netanyahu, is said to be in the running for the position of foreign minister, a proposition that US President Joe Biden’s administration looks upon favorably, despite members of the administration having had run-ins with him in the past.

“We’ve had disagreements with Dermer, but we would be pleased to work with him in the next government. We know him well and are sure that we can speak with him and that he understands the political and diplomatic sensitivities that are on the table at this time,” a White House official tells the Walla news site.

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