Bahrain is set to appoint its first Jewish ambassador. (With thanks: Monique)
Although reports are still as yet unconfirmed, Shura Council member Huda Noonoo is expected to be named Ambassador to the US, based in Washington, the sources said last night.
Noonoo belongs to a highly-respected Bahraini Jewish family.
Not only would the appointment of a non-Muslim woman be a break with tradition, it will be the first time that Bahrain will have appointed an ambassador who is not a member of the Bahrain royal family.
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A Jewish ambassador in an Arab land
Update: Mrs Noonoo 'is confirmed as the next ambassador to US'
Update to update: Not confirmed yet - Haaretz