FM Cohen considering Israeli-American Trump supporter as special envoy to US

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen attends an event at the Foreign Ministry  in Jerusalem, May 17, 2023. (Oren Ben Hakoon/Flash90)
Foreign Minister Eli Cohen attends an event at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, May 17, 2023. (Oren Ben Hakoon/Flash90)

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen is reportedly considering appointing an Israeli-American Trump supporter as a special envoy to the United States, according to the Walla news site, a move likely to irk the Biden administration.

Citing unnamed Israeli officials, the report says the Foreign Ministry brass was concerned by the proposal in light of Joe Zevuloni’s political affiliations.

In response, Cohen’s office says he’ll soon appoint a number of senior envoys but stresses no decision has been made yet regarding Zevuloni, who is also a supporter of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the ruling Likud party.

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