MK Nawaf Massalha Appointed Deputy Foreign Minister

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
5 August 1999

In coordination with Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Foreign Minister David Levy today (Thursday) 5.8.99, appointed MK Nawaf Massalha to the post of Deputy Foreign Minister.

Foreign Minister Levy spoke of the symbolic value of the appointment, and of the practical way which it demonstrates the participation of all Israeli citizens in the institutions of the state. Noting that he and MK Massalha have been friends for many years, the Foreign Minister added, "I have no doubt that his personality and ability will will have a positive affect in Israel’s domestic and foreign arenas."

MK Massalha thanked him and noted that he will be pleased to work with Foreign Minister Levy.