HAARETZ: 'Netanyahu could name Druze MK next ambassador to Egypt'
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may appoint a Druze lawmaker from the rival Kadima Party as Israel's next ambassador to Egypt, according to a report which appeared on Saturday in the Cairo-based newspaper Al-Misriyun.
MK Majali Wahabi, a former deputy foreign minister, is a candidate for the post due to his longstanding relationship with senior members of the Mubarak regime, the newspaper reported.
In addition, Netanyahu is seeking to station a moderate in the Cairo post so as to temper Egyptian apprehensions over Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
- IT WOULD BE A GREAT MOVE, POLITICALLY...
- EGYPT HAS BEEN A VERY GOOD NEIGHBOR OF LATE AND KEEPING THAT RELATIONSHIP ON THE BEST OF TERMS IS IMPORTANT.
WHEN JEWS CAN BE ELECTED TO PUBLIC OFFICE IN ARAB NATIONS, THEN THERE WILL BE PEACE.]