Former Israeli head of Embassy in Turkey Amira Oron has become Israel’s first female Ambassador to Egypt since the signing of the peace treaty in 1979.
Oron is the second official female ambassador to an Arab nation; the first was Einat Klein, who represented Israel in Jordan.
She is fluent in Arabic and has served with the foreign ministry since 1991. She has also served in the past as deputy director of the media department in the Arab world in the Israeli Embassy in Cairo.
Oron served as head of Embassy in Ankara at a time when Israel and Turkey had withdrawn ambassadors from each other’s country’s, and reduced diplomatic ties.