Diplomacy: Ex-General to Be Israel's Ambassador to the U.S.?

Ex-General to Be Israel's Ambassador to the U.S.?

A few months ago, Israel's former army chief, AMNON LIPKIN-SHAHAK, was putting himself forward as a future Prime Minister. Though his candidacy quickly flopped, the retired general may be up for a lesser but still desirable job: ambassador to the U.S.

The Center Party that Lipkin-Shahak represents in the newly elected parliament is almost certain to be a governing partner with the party of Prime Minister-elect EHUD BARAK, who preceded Lipkin-Shahak as military chief of staff. And the two generals were once close, though their relationship tensed over Lipkin-Shahak's initial decision to run against Barak, instead of beside him, in the...

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