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