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        11/21/2011, Cheshvan 24, 5772

      Oded Ben Hur Appointed Knesset's Political Advisor


      Israel’s former Ambassador to the Vatican and the Baltic States, Oded Ben Hur, has been appointed to the position of the Knesset’s political advisor.

      Ben Hur replaces former political adviser Dan Ashbel who has been appointed Israel’s Ambassador to Finland. In the past, Ben Hur has also served as Head of the Israeli Delegation in Mumbai, in the consulates in Miami and Atlanta and in the Israeli Embassy in Rome.

      Ben Hur is also remembered by some Israelis as a singer. He served in the Navy Choir and is also known for singing a rendition of the prayer "Adon Olam" with the late Uzi Hitman