Bahrain's kosher envoy

May 2, 2008

Jews in America almost certainly have nothing to fear from the person nominated to take over as Bahrain’s ambassador in Washington.

Unusually for a envoy from the Gulf States, the proposed ambassador is a woman, and even more unusually, she is Jewish. Huda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo belongs to the tiny Bahraini Jewish community — her ancestors were immigrants from Iraq.

Good news, but we estimate that the first Saudi Arabian Jewish appointee is still some way off.

Last updated: 12:30pm, May 7 2008