Director-General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Dore Gold has just resigned, citing personal reasons, according to Israeli sources.
Gold said, “I thank the Prime Minister for the trust given to me and I will continue to make myself available for any mission imposed on me in the future.
The Foreign Ministry General-Director role was a personal and professional summit in which I served on the diplomatic front.
I am grateful for the professional and dedicated employees of the Foreign Ministry, together with them we were led to Israel’s diplomatic struggles. During my service as Director-General, we had a boom in foreign relations led by the Prime Minister.
I feel proud of being a partner in this.
I wish great success to my replacement”
PM Netanyahu thanked Gold for his contributions in strengthening Israel’s political position in the world, including in Africa and the Middle East.
Gold is a close associate of Prime Minister Netanyahu and they have worked together for the past 25 years.
From 1997 to 1999, Gold served as the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations.
From 2000, he served as the president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
In May 2015, Netanyahu appointed him as Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the time Gold agreed to serve a maximum of 6 months.
He was born in 1953 in Hartford, Connecticut, in the United States, and now lives in Jerusalem with his wife and children.