Israel’s Foreign Ministry has appointed three women to top oversees posts in an unprecedented decision on Tuesday.
In a landmark ruling, Director General Yuval Rotem announced that Amira Oron will be Israel’s first Ambassador to Egypt since the Egypt-Israel peace treaty was signed in 1979.
She is only the second woman to serve as an Ambassador in an Arab State after Einat Klein was Israel’s Emissary in Jordan.
Oron, who is fluent in Arabic, began her career in 1991, serving as Ambassador to Turkey for two years among a number of posts.
The committee also appointed Rodica Radian as Ambassador to Madrid and Yoram Elrom as the new Ambassador to Sofia.
In another appointments, Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, is the new Ambassador to Brussels; Boaz Moda’i will serve as Ambassador to Bratislava; Alex ben Zvi as Ambassador to Warsaw, Orly Gil as Ambassador to Riga, Ran Hedges as Ambassador to Tbilisi and Medina Rosenberg will serve as Ambassador to Santiago.