I just heard from two very reliable sources that President Obama plans to appoint Newton Mayor Setti Warren Ambassador to Israel to replace Daniel Shapiro sometime in the next couple of days . Apparently Warren has told a few select elected officials and executive office staff and is planning on making an official announcement about his resignation later today. I just placed a call to his office and cell phone but was not successful in reaching anyone.
My source said that this has been in the works for a while. I guess that explains the trips to (and fondness for?) Israel.