Netanyahu Extends Term Of Israel’s Ambassador To The UN Until May

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon, June 7, 2017 (Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday extended the term of Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon, just hours before his posting was set to expire.

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Danon, who was appointed in 2015 for a three-year term and whose posting has already been extended multiple times, will now stay in the position until May.

The extension occurs in the context of Israel’s political stalemate, which has led the country to three rounds of elections in under 12 months. The next round of elections is set for March 2.

Leading up to the announcement of the extension, Hebrew media reported that other potential candidates for the post include Likud Knesset member and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, who was offered the role by Netanyahu last August but turned it down.

Netanyahu himself held the post from 1984 to 1988.

The job is considered to be notoriously difficult, as the United Nations is known for its widespread hostility to the Jewish state.

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4 years ago

Danny Danon, to the best of my knowledge, was the only Israeli Ambassador to the UN, in 70 years, who took over forty four other UN members to the East River, when he was benching the Tashliach prayers, last Rosh Hashanah. Also, he took a delegation of UN members to the annual Israeli Day parade in NYC. He is a mentch, and I’m sorry to see him leave.

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4 years ago

Nobody so far has touched on that subject. He is an honest frum person contrary to Natanyahu. Married three time4 and his first was a Christian woman