Jewish Journal


February 22, 2011

Shapiro reportedly to be named U.S. envoy to Israel


Top White House Middle East adviser Dan Shapiro is set to be tapped to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Israel, Politico reported.

President Obama plans to nominate Shapiro, the National Security Council’s senior director for the Middle East and North Africa, Laura Rozen reported Tuesday in her Politico blog, citing unnamed administration sources.

Shapiro reportedly has a good relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and accompanied U.S. Middle East peace envoy George Mitchell on several diplomatic shuttle missions to Israel. He also speaks fluent Hebrew.

Shapiro served as a key White House point of contact for the Jewish community and helped head up Jewish outreach for the Obama campaign.

He would replace James Cunningham, who has served in the envoy’s post for three years.

JewishJournal.com is produced by TRIBE Media Corp., a non-profit media company whose mission is to inform, connect and enlighten community
through independent journalism. TRIBE Media produces the 150,000-reader print weekly Jewish Journal in Los Angeles – the largest Jewish print
weekly in the West – and the monthly glossy Tribe magazine (TribeJournal.com). Please support us by clicking here.

© Copyright 2016 Tribe Media Corp.
All rights reserved. JewishJournal.com is hosted by Nexcess.net
Web Design & Development by Hop Studios 0.2634 / 41