Dr. Dore Gold, formerly the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, will be appointed as a political adviser to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Haaretz reported on Thursday.
According to the report, Gold will not work full time but will be employed as an external consultant and be paid by the hour. Gold's contract will cost 200 thousand shekels per year.
News of Gold’s hiring was published Thursday on the website of the government’s procurement administration, according to Haaretz. The website posted a request by the National Security Council for an exemption from a tender for hiring Gold as a consultant on relations between Israel and the United States.
According to the document, Gold will begin his new job on January 1 and will be under contract for one year.
Gold, who heads the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs think-tank, was Netanyahu's political adviser and ambassador to the UN during Netanyahu's first term as prime minister from 1996 to 1999.
He steps into a position formerly held by Ron Dermer, who recently began serving as Israel’s ambassador to the United States.