Israel’s incoming consul general in Atlanta, who will replace Opher Aviran in July after his four-year term, wrapped up an introductory visit to the city Tuesday.
Judith Varnai Shorer, a nearly 40-year veteran of the Israeli diplomatic corps and a former ambassador to both Hungary and Bosnia-Herzegovina, made the rounds on a tour arranged by the consulate general.
“Over the last week, she met with many of our key contacts, including leadership from Coca-Cola, CNN, Conexx, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, American Jewish Committee, Jewish National Fund, ADL, and AIPAC, as well as individually with Attorney General Sam Olens and [health] Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald,” according to a spokeswoman at the consulate.
The consulate also hosted two receptions for Ms. Shorer and her husband, Oded, and daughter, Rony.
Ms. Shorer has substantial experience in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. She speaks Hebrew, French, English and Hungarian and was born in Beer Sheva, Israel.
Mr. Aviran arrived at the consulate on Oct. 6, 2010, and is just two days from being the longest-serving consul general in Atlanta. Paul Gleeson of Ireland arrived on Oct. 4 of that year.
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