Report: Donald Trump to Pick Mike Huckabee as Ambassador to Israel

Republican presidential candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at Inspired Grounds Cafe, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is reportedly President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for ambassador to Israel.

Yahoo News, citing The Jerusalem Post, reports several members on the President-elect’s transition team say Huckabee will take the post as ambassador to Israel for the Trump administration.

Hogan Gidley, who served as Huckabee’s communications director and is still close to the former Arkansas governor, previously told Breitbart News that Huckabee was under consideration for a number of possible positions in the new administration.

Gidley did not respond to Breitbart News’s inquiry about the ambassador to Israel position.

Huckabee is friends with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and has visited Israel a number of times since he was 17-years-old.

Fox News reports Huckabee will meet with Trump on Friday.

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