Yael Lempert re-assigned from post as National Security Council Israeli-Palestinian Director

April 21, 2017: Yael Lempert has left her post as the Israeli-Palestinian Director at the White House National Security Council (NSC) after three and a half months to return to the U.S. Department of State, where Lempert previously worked for most of her government career. Lempert, a career diplomat, was in charge of Israeli-Palestinian policy at the National Security Council, and she had agreed to work there for three months to help the Trump administration. Lempert made it clear to White House officials that she wanted to leave her post at the NSC and go back to the State Department. Lempert wanted to do that right after the end of the presidential transition period, but senior officials in President Trump's administration, including the Special Envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Jason Greenblatt, asked her to stay on for a few more weeks, which turned into three-and-a-half months.

Attribution: Haaretz

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