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Lapid taps former health minister Yael German as Israel’s ambassador to France

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Former health minister Yael German, in the past a member of Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party, is to be Israel’s next ambassador to France, Lapid has announced.

Lapid also said that former Yesh Atid MK Shimon Solomon will be the envoy to Angola.

“German and Solomon will do wonderful work in representing Israel and its interests,” Lapid said in a statement Tuesday.

“I am happy. It wasn’t even a dream until they offered it to me,” German told 103FM Radio on Wednesday. “When Lapid [told me], I felt all my energy returning to me.”

German served in the Knesset in 2013-2020, but resigned in March 2020 due to health issues that included a stroke and cancer. She told the radio station that she has since been given a clean bill of health.

She said she intends to focus on improving the French image of the Jewish state by promoting cultural cooperation.

German said Lapid had initially offered her the post of........

© The Times of Israel

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