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The Israeli ambassador to the US resigned after rejecting the Netanyahu petition



Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, will leave his post in September after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request for extradition has been rejected According to Israeli news channel Channel 12, elections are expected in September for Israel to be members legislature.

Dermer made headlines when he said Israel would allow Democratic representatives. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar in the country despite their open support of boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.

"Out of respect for the US Congress and the great alliance between Israel and America, we would not deny accession to any member of Congress for Israel," Dermer said.

Dermer will resign his position after six years as an Israeli envoy to Washington. He was appointed in 201

3 after being Netanyahu's senior adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign in 2012.

The ambassador had an unreliable relationship with former President Barack Obama's administration, in particular with national security adviser Susan Rice.

Axios reported last year that Netanyahu has decided to extend Dermer's term by an unprecedented year. In his cabinet in March 2017, the Prime Minister decided to extend the ambassador's term of office from four to five years. This was necessary to maintain "continuity" with the US since President Trump had just taken office.

Dermer is widely regarded as Netanyahu's closest advisor outside his immediate family.


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