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US Embassy in Israel, currently located in Tel Aviv

The U.S. State Department has confirmed that Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone of New York will become an adviser to U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman at the U.S. Embassy in Israel, The Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday.

A graduate of Yeshiva University, Lightstone has served in a number of educational roles across new York and Long Island; he has also served as a regional director of New York NCSY.

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According to his bio he has also gained the admiration of Ivanka Trump, Senator Joseph Lieberman and the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, among others.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.