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Yuval Rotem tours a building site in Efrat with Regional Council Chairman Oded Revivi.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Thursday that Yuval Rotem has replaced former Director-General Dore Gold as leader of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Rotem, 57, is a career diplomat who has previously served as Israel’s ambassador to Australia and to New Zealand, and as the Consul-General in Los Angeles.

He has also served as chief of staff at the Foreign Ministry as well.


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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, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.