Dore Gold to become adviser to Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Dore Gold, a former Israeli U.N. ambassador, will become foreign policy adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Gold will fill the post vacated several months ago by Ron Dermer, who left to become the Israeli ambassador to the United States. This will be the second time Gold will be serving Netanyahu in this capacity.

Netanyahu’s plan to hire Gold was published Thursday on the website of the government’s procurement administration, Haaretz reported. According to the document, Gold will serve as an outside consultant and will be paid hourly; he will begin his one-year contract on Jan. 1. He also reportedly will retain his position as head of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, a think tank.