Asher Ben Nathan, Former Envoy to West Germany, Appointed As Envoy to France
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Asher Ben Nathan, Former Envoy to West Germany, Appointed As Envoy to France

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Asher Ben Nathan, a Haganah veteran who served until the end of last year as Israel’s Ambassador to West Germany, has been appointed Ambassador to France succeeding Walter Eytan. it was announced here. Mr. Ben Nathan, a former director general of the Israel Defense Ministry, was posted to Bonn from 1965-69. a tenure that was regarded as highly successful for relations between the two countries. His assignment to Paris will put him in what for Israel is the second most sensitive diplomatic post outside Washington, D.C. France’s close involvement in efforts to bring about a Middle East settlement are colored by that nation’s sharp shift in attitude toward Israel since the June. 1967 Arab-Israeli war. Mr. Ben Nathan, a native of Vienna, was active in the procurement of arms for Haganah during and after World War II and was an organizer of illegal Jewish immigration to Palestine.

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