Lapid taps former Yesh Atid MK as ambassador to Canada

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Ronen Hoffman, Israel's ambassador to Canada (courtesy)
Ronen Hoffman, Israel's ambassador to Canada (courtesy)

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid appoints Ronen Hoffman, a former MK in Lapid’s Yesh Atid party, as the next ambassador to Canada.

The position has been vacant since January 2020, when Nimrod Barkan stepped down.

“I would like to thank Foreign Minister Yair Lapid for the trust and high regard in his decision to appoint me Israel’s ambassador in Canada,” says Hoffman. “Canada is a large and important country, and our close and positive ties with it represent a strategic asset for Israel’s national security.”

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