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        11/9/2009, Cheshvan 22, 5770

      Dan Ashbel Named Knesset Diplomatic Advisor

      Ambassador Dan Ashbel was named Monday as the diplomatic advisor to the Knesset. The position calls for him to coordinate connections between the Knesset and other legislatures and parliamentary organizations around the world.

      The veteran diplomat is on loan from the Foreign Ministry where he has held a number of ambassadorial and consular posts. He also managed the ministry's European department, and during his most recent posting in Austria, he served as a special ambassador to United Nations institutions and the European Organization for Security and Economic Cooperation.