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Obama taps Shapiro for U.S. envoy to Israel

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/obama_taps_shapiro_for_us_envoy_to_israel_20110310

President Obama nominated Daniel Shapiro to be the U.S. ambassador to Israel, signaling an intensification of American involvement in the region. Obama made the formal announcement Wednesday; it had been rumored for weeks. Shapiro, currently the top National Security Council official handling Israel and the region, would succeed James Cunningham.

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