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Netanyahu appoints Science Minister Akunis next consul general in New York City

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on January 29, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on January 29, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis to be the next consul-general in New York City, his office announces

The decision was made in conjunction with Foreign Minister Israel Katz, and will be brought to the cabinet for approval.

The PMO does not announce who will replace Akunis, but Hebrew media reports indicate he will give the post to a current Likud minister.

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