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  • Israel’s envoy to UN elected chairman of standing committee in historic vote

    June 14, 2016 | 10:36 am

    Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations was elected chairman of the U.N. Legal Committee — the first time an Israeli has been chosen to head a permanent committee of the world body.

    Danny Danon received 109 out of 175 votes in the General Assembly on Monday to head what is also...

  • Danon, Israel’s U.N. Ambassador, cautiously hopeful

    By Eitan Arom

    May 18, 2016 | 11:29 am

    As Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon represents the Jewish state in an international body many Jews regard with distrust, or worse. The sentiments often seem mutual, with the U.N. seeming to craft a new anti-Israel resolution on a regular basis.

    During his...

  • A day to join Israelis in an unbroken circle of grief

    May 10, 2016 | 8:54 am

    This year I will mark two of Israel’s most important national holidays – Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day) and Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) – far away from home. These are special days in Israel and for the Jewish people throughout the world, when people of all political and...

  • UN’s Ban heckled in address at New York synagogue

    February 8, 2016 | 12:38 pm

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was heckled and some worshippers walked out during his speech at a New York City synagogue’s Shabbat services.

    Ban did not mention Israel during an address on Saturday morning at the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan in which he condemned...

  • UN’s Ban to speak at Manhattan synagogue’s Shabbat service

    February 4, 2016 | 2:02 pm

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will speak at a Shabbat service at an Orthodox synagogue in New York.

    The service this Saturday at the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan is in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was observed around the world last...

  • L.A.’s financial support of Israel’s election

    By Jared Sichel

    March 16, 2015 | 4:04 pm

    The Los Angeles dollars—or shekels—spent may not have approached the amount Hollywood throws around for U.S. elections, but Jews in Los Angeles nevertheless managed to funnel about $175,000 into Israel’s party primaries this election cycle.

    Israel’s primaries ended in January...

  • Fired by Netanyahu in midst of Gaza campaign, rival aims to give voice to Likud’s hawks

    By Jared Sichel

    August 14, 2014 | 8:24 am

    Former Israeli deputy defense minister Danny Danon did not seem bothered by the fallout from his rift in mid-July with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—a spat that ended with Netanyahu removing Danon as this country’s Deputy Minister of Defense.

    In fact, he seemed more relaxed...

  • What’s behind Bibi’s firing of Danny Danon?

    July 15, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    Apparently, Danny Danon went too far.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday fired Danon, a hawkish Likudnik who had been deputy defense minister, from his post after Danon slammed the Israeli Cabinet decision to endorse a proposed cease-fire with Hamas. Danon...

  • Netanyahu fires deputy defense chief over criticism of Gaza campaign

    July 15, 2014 | 1:11 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu removed Danny Danon from his post as Israel’s deputy defense minister after Danon criticized the government’s handling of the Gaza operation.

    “At a time when the Government of Israel and the IDF are in the midst of a military campaign against the...

  • How does Israel know Hamas is responsible for the kidnappings?

    By Jared Sichel

    July 1, 2014 | 5:14 pm

    In the weeks since the Israeli government learned of the kidnappings of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel, its military and intelligence sources have worked tirelessly to piece together the puzzle of what happened, where it happened and precisely how it happened.


  • Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon:  ‘We will eradicate Hamas’

    June 30, 2014 | 11:14 am

    Israel’s Deputy Minister of Defense Danny Danon reacted to the discovery of the bodies of Naftali Frankel, Gil-Ad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrach today.

    “I was filled with deep sadness upon hearing of the murders of Naftali Frankel, Gil-Ad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrach by Hamas terrorists. ...

  • As rescue is planned, security ramps up

    By Jared Sichel

    June 18, 2014 | 11:10 am

    Shortly after the June 12 kidnapping of three Israeli teens  — Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Frenkel — Palestinian security forces found a torched Hyundai i35 with Israeli license plates near Hebron, just a few miles south of the Highway 60 junction where the teens were...

  • Settler advocates say ‘silent freeze’ in place

    May 20, 2014 | 10:29 am

    A “silent freeze” has been placed on West Bank settlement expansion, Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon said.

    Danon, a Likud Knesset member who advocates Israeli annexation of much of the West Bank, told the Times of Israel that no new tenders have been approved in...

  • Embassy distances itself from Danon attack on Kerry

    May 2, 2014 | 9:49 am

    Israel’s envoy to Washington rejected a charge by Israel’s deputy defense minister that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was attempting to “scare” Israelis into a peace deal.

    “Deputy Minister Danny Danon’s views of Secretary Kerry do not reflect the views of the Government of...

  • Danny Danon’s warning to Bibi

    April 8, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    As the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks deteriorates, several Israeli government ministers are asking whether the Palestinian Authority is interested in an agreement.

    Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon is asking a different question: Is Prime Minister...

  • As prisoner release fell through, Danon stood front and center

    By Jared Sichel

    March 28, 2014 | 11:41 am

    In recent months in Israel, one star in Israel’s ruling Likud Party has been making headlines for his outspoken demeanor and unapologetic one-liners.

    No, it’s not Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    It’s one of Netanyahu’s main political rivals — Deputy Defense Minister Danny...

  • If more terrorists go free, Danny Danon will resign

    March 25, 2014 | 10:55 am

    It is no secret that when Israel’s government announced this past September that we would be returning to the table to negotiate with the Palestinians, I was not optimistic about the prospects of this latest round of talks.

    I knew that as much as we desire peace and normalcy for...

  • Israeli minister saves photographer

    February 18, 2014 | 11:09 am

    Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon is more than just a skilled politician and a polished speaker; now you can add lifesaver to his resume.

    Or at least preventer of broken bones.

    The Likud politician was speaking at a rally in Beit Shemesh in advance of mayoral...

  • Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon: ‘Not very optimistic’ about peace talks

    By Jared Sichel

    August 3, 2013 | 4:30 pm

    Danny Danon, Israel’s deputy defense minister and a Likud Party leader, said in an interview in Los Angeles on Aug. 1 that he and most Israelis “are not very optimistic” about prospects for peace talks with the Palestinians:  “If you look at the last 20 years, we’ve had a lot of...

  • Two-state solution is dead, Naftali Bennett says

    June 17, 2013 | 6:24 am

    The two-state solution is dead, Israeli government minister Naftali Bennett, head of the coalition partner Jewish Home Party, told a settlers’ group.

    “Never has so much time been invested in something so pointless,” Bennett told a meeting Monday of the Yesha Council in Jerusalem....

  • Q&A: ‘Israel belongs both to its citizens and to every Jew in the world’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 23, 2012 | 5:50 am

    Danny Danon is a Likud MK, and Deputy Speaker of the Knesset. He is the chairman of World Likud and has spoken out against a two-state solution. Here, he discusses Iran, a new diplomatic direction, and Israel's demographic threat.

    This is the fourth in a series of conversations...

  • The illusion of a solution

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    September 5, 2012 | 10:50 am

    Of all the incendiary books that have been written about Israel over the last year or so, none is quite as fiery as "Israel: The Will to Prevail" by Danny Danon (Palgrave Macmillan: $26).

    Danon is a young activist in the Likud Party and serves as deputy speaker of the Knesset. He...

  • For Knesset’s Danny Danon, unapologetic Israeli nationalism is key to political success

    July 26, 2012 | 10:52 am

    If there’s one thing Danny Danon doesn’t do, it’s shy away from controversy.

    Danon, a deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset and chairman of World Likud, has come under fire for describing African migrants in Israel as a “national plague,” for hosting controversial U.S. TV...

  • Rabbis to meet in Berlin to protest circumcision ban

    July 9, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    Jewish religious leaders will hold an international meeting in Berlin on Tuesday to discuss how to respond to a German court ruling against performing circumcision on baby boys, which also sparked protests from Muslims and Christians in Germany.

    A court in the western city of...

  • Opinion: Israel intended no offense with ad campaign

    December 13, 2011 | 11:49 am

    The State of Israel has always prided itself on being not only a home to its native citizens but a haven for Jews from across the globe. For years the Ministry of Immigration Absorption has successfully focused on attracting Jews from around the world to make aliyah and reconnect...

  • Seven Republican congressmen to visit Israel

    October 10, 2011 | 11:42 am

    Seven Republican U.S. congressmen are visiting Israel next month.

    Among those who will be making the trip are the co-chairs of the Republican Israel Caucus, Peter Roskam of Illinois and Doug Lamborn of Colorado. They will be joined by Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the chairman of the...

  • Knesset to vote on annexing West Bank

    September 27, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    The Knesset will vote on a bill calling for full Israeli annexation of the West Bank.

    Deputy Speaker Danny Danon announced Tuesday that the Knesset will take up the bill, which he authored, at the end of October.

    The bill also nullifies any financial obligations between Israel and...

  • Knesset members to descend on L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 5, 2011 | 3:49 pm

    Over the next two weeks, three members of Knesset are coming to Los Angeles. All are expected to talk about the upcoming

    Dr. Einat Wilf, of the Independence Faction founded by Ehud Barak, will speak to BINA-LA, a young professionals group supported by the Israeli Leadership...

  • Prodded by Danon, U.S. lawyers set to sue Goldstone

    April 7, 2011 | 10:06 am

    A group of American Jewish lawyers is set to file a civil lawsuit against Richard Goldstone initiated by Israeli lawmaker Danny Danon.

    The class action suit against the author of the Goldstone Report, a United Nations document about Israel’s conduct during the monthlong Gaza war in...

  • Meet Sarah Palin’s Israel Tour Guide

    By Rob Eshman

    March 21, 2011 | 6:00 pm

    Who is Danny Danon?

    He’s the Israeli Knesset Member who escorted Sarah Palin around Israel on her recent visit.

    Danon, like Palin, is young, right-wing, very approachable and charismatic.  Yes, they make a lovely couple.  Ideologically, he represents a secular, hard line stance...

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