Isreal appoints a Christian as Arab ambassador first time in history

Change is the only constant thing in life, this was the story of a Jewish State in Israel, after it confirmed the appointment of its first-ever Arab Christian ambassador.

According to the Foreign Ministry, George Deek will represent Israel in Azerbaijan from summer 2019.

Deek has completed his diplomatic training and has previously worked as deputy ambassador in Nigeria and Norway, the spokesman added.
Deek, 34, was born into an Arab Christian family in Tel Aviv.

He studied international law at Georgetown University in Washington and began working as a lawyer in Israel in 2007.

He is currently an adviser to the director-general of the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem.

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According to the ministry’s statement, Deek speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and English fluently and also speaks French.

The ministry spokesman said that Deek’s appointment was a symbol of “the integration of Israelis from different backgrounds into Israel’s representation.

He also said that Deek was the only Christian working for the Foreign Ministry.

Azerbaijan borders the Caspian Sea and neighbours Russia to the north and Iran to the south.



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