Boaz Bismuth
Boaz BismuthOlivier Fitoussi/Flash 90

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering appointing MK Boaz Bismuth of his Likud Party as Israel’s Ambassador to France, Channel 12 News reported on Friday.

However, according to the report, a final decision on this has yet to be made.

If Bismuth is appointed as an Ambassador, the Likud will gain a new MK, and its representative of the Druze community will enter the Knesset. At the same time, this is not believed to be the main consideration in appointing Bismuth to the post.

The post of Ambassador to France is available as Ambassador Yael German, who was appointed by former Prime Minister Yair Lapid, announced in February that she is resigning due to disagreements with the policies of the current government. German continues to serve in that role, as a replacement for her has not yet been found.

Bismuth recently criticized German when she did not accompany Netanyahu during his visit to France and his meeting with President Emmanuel Macron. German later made clear that it was not her choice not to take part in the visit, and that it was an express directive from Netanyahu's office which demanded that she not attend the event.

Friday’s report comes two days after it was reported that Netanyahu is trying to convince MK May Golan of the Likud to be appointed to the position of Israeli consul general in New York.

The position of Israeli consul general in New York became vacant when Zamir resigned from the post in protest over the dismissal of Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

Zamir, who like German had been appointed to the role by Lapid, had previously warned US Jewish donors against the Israeli government’s planned judicial reform.

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