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When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Science, Technology and Space Minister Danny Danon last Friday to tell him that he had chosen him to be the next ambassador to the United Nations, Danon was on a tour of Gush Etzion with his family.
Danon received the call as he descended from the enormous Herodion fortress, which stands out amid the hills of Judea, south of Jerusalem. Netanyahu gave him the good news, and the newly appointed ambassador continued on his tour of the region that is not controversial in Israel but is seen in his new place of work as an obstacle to peace in the Middle East. ...
While he is not giving interviews at this point, Danon has told confidants that he is excited about using his networking skills on Israel’s behalf in the UN and playing a larger role in Israeli public diplomacy.
He intends to “defend Israel without apologizing” and to remain as ideologically consistent as he has been throughout his career.