New US envoy Shapiro scheduled to arrive in Israel

20.07.2011                      18.Tammus, 5771

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New US envoy Shapiro scheduled to arrive in Israel

One of Obama's closest ME confidants, active in Washington Jewish community, set to become 18th US ambassador to Israel.

New US envoy to Israel Daniel Shapiro is scheduled to arrive in the country Wednesday to become the 18th US ambassador to serve here.
Shapiro, 41, one of US President Barack Obama’s closest Middle East confidants, will be only the fifth political appointment – rather than career foreign service officer – named to the post. The last political appointee was Martin Indyk, who served two stints here under Bill Clinton….