Netanyahu Appoints Likud Minister Gilad Erdan as Israel's Ambassador to Both U.S., UN

Current public security minister known for anti-BDS campaign will take over for both Ron Dermer and Danny Danon, as Netanyahu readies portfolio reshuffle in new government

Noa Landau
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan will take on the post of Israel's Ambassador to both the United States and the United Nations, as Netanyahu draws up his next government, to be sworn in on Thursday.

Erdan sought to keep his position as public security minister in the new government, but Netanyahu intends to appoint either Justice Minister Amir Ohana or Culture Minister Miri Regev instead. After Erdan realized many Likud lawmakers are vying for relatively few government portfolios in the new government, he decided to accept Netanyahu's proposal rather than take on a ministry he views as less significant.

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