Danny Danon’s Five Years at the United Nations


Danny Danon is back in Israel, having completed a 5-year stint as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations – one of the toughest diplomatic positions in the world. His tenure corresponded with the global rise of anti-Semitism and BDS, and was punctuated this month with the historic peace agreement between Israel and United Arab Emirates.

Danon – a gritty, focused and eminently straightforward tactician – got his start in the early 1990s as a Jewish Agency emissary in Miami. He then became global head of Betar, and later global head of Likud. In 2009, Danon was elected to Israeli Knesset, successively serving as Deputy Speaker, Deputy Minister of Defense, Minister of Science and Technology, and in 2015, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N.

Aish.com caught up with Danon for a behind-the-scenes look at the past five years of his diplomatic rollercoaster ride.

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