Israeli-born Safra Catz had been shortlisted to replace the current US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster who is due to leave his post as a result of a widening scandal, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported yesterday.
Catz, 56, was born in Holon near Tel Aviv and left Israel with her family at the age of six. She is the co-COA of tech giant Oracle and has been featured on Fortune magazine as one of the 10 Most Powerful Women in Business.
She was part of US President Donald Trump's transition team.
Israel Hayom reported that US National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton said Trump called the report "fake news" in a meeting with McMaster on Thursday and informed him"that he is doing a great job".