Netanyahu Seeks to Appoint Crony to Georgia Ambassadorship

A state commission acknowledged that the appointment was political, but approved it based on Shabtai Tzur's 'special skills.' In 2014, the ambassador-designate, the head of a Likud branch in Ashkelon, sought to have the street he lives on named after him.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will ask the cabinet on Sunday to approve his appointment of the head of a local Likud branch as Israel’s new ambassador to Georgia.