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Danny Danon to Reassume Role as UN Ambassador in New York

Returning to Defend Israel's Interests on the Global Stage.

Likud Party lawmaker Danny Danon is set to return to New York this summer as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, four years after stepping down from the role to focus on domestic politics. Danon will succeed Gilad Erdan, who has decided to conclude his term and return to Israel as his children are about to be drafted into the Israel Defense Forces.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Israel Katz have authorized Danon's appointment, which is pending approval by government ministers, according to the Prime Minister’s Office. "MK Danon has a lot of experience in the international arena and there is no doubt that he will express his skills and experience during this time," the PMO stated.

Danon, in a post on X, hinted at his new role, highlighting his efforts to defend Israel’s global position since Hamas’s attack on October 7. “At a time when the State of Israel is fighting on many fronts, each of us must do the best within our skills and experience. This is how I acted in the past, and this is how I will continue to act in the future,” he tweeted.

He added, “In the face of the diplomatic terror that rears its head these days, I am compelled to present the truth with my head held high for the sake of the people of Israel and our shared future here.”

Erdan, known for his confrontational approach at the UN, particularly after the events of October 7, will end his term at the beginning of July. The Prime Minister’s Office noted on May 31 that Erdan “intends to continue harnessing his vast experience and skills to strengthen the State of Israel in the future.”

Danon, a senior Knesset member and chairman of World Likud, has previously served as Minister of Science and Technology and Deputy Minister of Defense. In November, he co-launched a bipartisan initiative urging Western countries to accept Gaza noncombatants wishing to relocate as Israel works to dismantle Hamas in the Strip.

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