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Ron Prosor to head Israeli mission in Germany

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has nominated Ron Prosor to be Israel’s next ambassador to Germany.

Prosor, a former ambassador to the UK and the UN, is going back to where he started his diplomatic career in 1986, when he was spokesman for Israel’s mission to West Germany in Bonn.

“The appointment of Prosor to Berlin signals the importance of Israeli ties with Germany and the continued strengthening of cooperation with the new government in Berlin,” Lapid says in a statement.

Israeli envoy to the UN Ron Prosor addressing the UN Security Council, on November 11, 2014. (Courtesy of the Israeli Mission to the UN)

Prosor, who has been stationed at Reichman University’s Abba Eban School of Diplomacy since leaving the UN embassy in 2015, says returning to Germany, where his late father was born, is a “closing of the circle” for him.

Israel’s current ambassador to Berlin, Jeremy Issacharoff, has held the post for four years, and reaches the mandatory retirement age of 67 in March.

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