Monday, April 12th | 30 Nisan 5781

December 31, 2019 3:32 pm

At Last Minute, Israeli UN Envoy Danny Danon’s Term Extended Again, Until May

avatar by Benjamin Kerstein

Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, addresses a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East. Photo: UN Photo / Loey Felipe.

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon’s term was set to expire on Tuesday night, but at the last minute it was extended until May by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Danon, 48, is a former Likud MK who has served as the Jewish state’s UN envoy since October 2015.

His term was similarly extended by Netanyahu this past summer.

When Danon was first appointed to the post, Netanyahu said of him, “The UN stage is important at this time, and I am convinced that Danny will struggle with all his might to represent the truth in the international arena.”

Related coverage

April 12, 2021 10:47 am

Israeli Tech Startups Raise a Record $5.37 Billion in First Quarter of 2021

CTech - Israeli tech startups raised a record $5.37 billion in 172 deals in the first quarter of the year....

Danon took the UN job after a brief stint as Israel’s science, technology and space minister.

He was previously a deputy minister of defense, before a dispute with Netanyahu over Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014 led to his firing.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.