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November 4, 2016 3:52 pm

Report: Under Heavy Security, Israel’s UN Envoy Makes Secret Three-Day Visit to Dubai

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Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon. Photo: Twitter,

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon. Photo: Twitter.

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon made a secret three-day visit to Dubai this week, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Thursday.

Danon, the report said, traveled under heavy security to the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates — with which Israel does not have official diplomatic relations — to attend an international development conference within the framework of his role as the chairman of the UN Legal Committee — a post he was elected to in June, marking the first time in history an Israeli representative was chosen to head a permanent UN committee.

“Israel is a world leader in international law and in fighting terrorism,” Danon said at the time of his election. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to share our knowledge with the countries of the world.”

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  • Joseph Feld

    How long will the Arab states deny the reality regarding the Palestinians? In 1937 the British offerred a two state solution. The Jews accepted but the Arabs rejected it. In 1948 the UN offerred a two state solution. The Jews accepted, but the Arabs rejected. Israeli PM Barak offerred a very reasonable two state solution. The Jews accepted but Arafat rejected it. PM Ehud Olmert offered a very reasonable two state solution. The Jews accepted, but Arafat rejected the proposal. Major Arab countries were prepared to accept a reasonable offer, but Arafat repeatedly rejected such offers. Unlike most haters of Israel, Arab leaders know the truth and must be getting tired of offers being rejected. Arab states know that the main enemy is Iran and ISIS, not Israel.

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    It is time that the Ice is slowly cracking!!!

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    Diarrhea of the Pen can be just as problematic as Diarrhea of the Mouth.. Is the Algemeiner a newsletter, supermarket tabloid rag or gossip column? Don’t you know “Loose Lips can Sink a Ship?” Does revealing “secrets” serve a useful purpose beside demonstrating how smart reporters aren’t?

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