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President’s brother Michael Herzog leading candidate for next envoy to US

4 8 21

The leading candidate to serve as Israel’s ambassador to the United States is retired Brig. Gen. Isaac Herzog, the brother of President Isaac Herzog, The Times of Israel has learned.

Government sources confirmed Herzog’s candidacy on Thursday, though no final decision has been made. His candidacy was first reported by the Maariv daily.

Herzog, now a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, began his military career as an infantryman and fought in the 1973 Yom Kippur War before moving to Military Intelligence and later serving as head of the IDF’s Strategic Division.

In the past he served as military secretary to defense minister Shaul Mofaz and chief of staff to defense minister Ehud Barak. Herzog is also a veteran negotiator in........

© The Times of Israel

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