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Druze former MK appointed Jewish Agency emissary to US

The Jewish Agency announces the appointment of former MK Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh as one of its emissaries in the United States, saying she will be the first Druze to be one of the organization’s senior envoys.

As part of her posting in Washington, Kamal-Mreeh will “support Israel engagement efforts on North American college campuses,” according to a statement from the Jewish Agency.

“I’m proud and excited to be a partner in bringing about this precedent-setting step which will enable another Israeli voice to be heard, conveying the multifaceted reality of Israel to both Jewish and non-Jewish audiences throughout North America,” Kamal-Mreeh is quoted as saying in the statement.

Kamal-Mreeh served as a lawmaker in the centrist Blue and White and Yesh Atid parties between April 2019 and April 2021.

An undated handout photo from the Jewish Agency shows the organization’s chairman Isaac Herzog, left, and former MK Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh, who was appointed as a Jewish Agency emissary in the United States. (David Salem, Zug Productions)

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