The only Jewish woman lawmaker in Bahrain is a candidate to become this Persian Gulf kingdom’s ambassador to Washington. Asked about local media reports that she had been chosen for the post, Huda Nono, a legislator in the Shura Council, said she was among people being considered for the post and referred further queries to the foreign ministry. “I am one of the contenders,” Nono, a mother of two and one of two Jewish members in the legislature’s upper chamber, told The Associated Press. “Nothing is official yet.” If Nono was appointed, Bahrain would be the first Arab country to send a high-level Jewish diplomat to Washington. (AP)

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