Einat Schlein, an expert in Mid-Eastern affairs & 1 of 7 women appointed to diplomatic posts, is Israel’s newest envoy to Jordan, making her Israel’s 1st female ambassador to an Arab country.
Einat Schlein became Israel’s first woman to serve as ambassador to an Arab country when she presented her credentials to Jordan’s King Abdullah in a ceremony in Amman on Monday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said.
Israel’s new envoy to Jordan is an expert in Middle East affairs and previously headed the international division of the Foreign Ministry’s diplomatic research center.
Schlien, who headed the international division of the Foreign Ministry’s diplomatic research center, will replace Daniel Nevo in Jordan as Israel’s ambassador.
Schlien has been with the Foreign Ministry for 22 years and she was posted in Amman at the beginning of her diplomatic career, after which she also served in Israel’s embassy in Washington.
In general, Israel is beefing up the female representation among its diplomatic corps. Among 12 new diplomatic appointments, seven are women. Women ambassadors were appointed to France, Romania, Bulgaria, Belgium, Cyprus and China.
Schlien was one of eight ambassadors to present credentials in Amman Monday. She joined envoys from Germany, Mexico, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Brazil, the UAE.
She was one of two women, together with Birgitta Siefker-Eberle from Germany.
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