Former Israeli liaison to Palestinians to attend Bahrain summit — source

Yoav Mordechai, a former head of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), will attend the US-led economic workshop in Bahrain next week, a source with knowledge of the matter tells The Times of Israel.

COGAT is the Defense Ministry branch that is responsible for liaising with the Palestinians.

COGAT’s Major General Yoav (Poly) Mordechai and the Palestinian Authority’s Minister of Civil Affairs, Hussein al-Sheik sign a Memorandum of Understanding to upgrade the postal service system in Judea and Samaria, September 4, 2016 (COGAT)

Mordechai received an invitation to attend the conference from the White House, the source says in a text message.

Hebrew news sites reported on Tuesday morning that Mordechai confirmed his participation in the workshop. Mordechai, an Arabic speaker, concluded his term as COGAT chief on May 1, 2018.

A White House source said Monday that no Israeli officials would attend.

— Adam Rasgon

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed
Register for free
and continue reading
Registering also lets you comment on articles and helps us improve your experience. It takes just a few seconds.
Already registered? Enter your email to sign in.
Please use the following structure:
Or Continue with
By registering you agree to the terms and conditions. Once registered, you’ll receive our Daily Edition email for free.
Register to continue
Or Continue with
Log in to continue
Sign in or Register
Or Continue with
check your email
Check your email
We sent an email to you at .
It has a link that will sign you in.