The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday formally announced the appointment of Mark Regev, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s long-time spokesman, as the next ambassador to London.
The move was expected after Regev, with Netanyahu’s support, put forward his candidacy earlier this month. Regev will replace Daniel Taub.
The Australian-born Regev, who for years has been a regular fixture on English-language news programs around the world as an articulate and unflappable spokesman for Israel’s policies, came to the Prime Minister’s Office in 2007 from the Foreign Ministry. He began at the PMO as a spokesman for then prime minister Ehud Olmert, and remained in that job after Netanyahu was elected in 2009.