Bahrain Names Jewish Woman As Its Ambassador to the US


Huda Nonoo is also the first Jewish woman to head a rights organisation, the Bahrain Human Rights Watch. (Gulf Times)

Bahrain appointed Huda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo, a Jewish woman, as its ambassador to the United States.
Dawn reported:

Bahrain is nominating a Jewish woman as its ambassador to the United States, press reports said.

Huda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo is Bahrain’s nominee for the post and this is of course very good news for Bahrain’s deep-rooted values of tolerance and openness,” Faisal Fouladh, a Shura Council representative, and some western diplomats were quoted in the reports as saying.

Huda Nonoo, a businesswoman, was also the first Jewish woman to sit in the Bahriani Shura Council, the 40-member upper house of the bicameral legislature, replacing her uncle.

She is also the first Jewish woman to head a rights organisation, the Bahrain Human Rights Watch, as its secretary-general.

The appointment of Huda is based on her qualification and not just ‘a public relationing campaign’ by the island kingdom, her colleagues in Shura insisted.

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