Israel’s Ambassador Danon begins term as UN General Assembly vice president

As General Assembly vice president, Ambassador Danny Danon will lead meetings & oversee the agendas for the 72nd session, beginning 13/Sep/2017.
• Coincidentally, Amb.Danon will be expected to preside over Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the General Assembly this coming Tuesday.

By Shlomo Cesana


Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon’s term as vice president of the U.N. General Assembly began Wednesday as the body’s 72nd session got underway.

Next Tuesday, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the assembly, Danon will preside over the meeting.

Netanyahu addresses 71st session of the UNGA. – Photo: GPO/Avi Ohayon

Danon was elected as the representative of the Western European and Others regional group and will take part in planning the agenda for the session.

“I am proud to represent Israel in this important role that reinforces our position as an equal partner at the U.N.,” Danon said Wednesday. “We have proven once again that there is no role we cannot fulfill in the world’s most important international organization.”

Meanwhile, Israel is trying to derail the Palestinian Authority’s efforts to join Interpol. The organization’s general assembly will convene in Beijing Sept. 26-29, when it is scheduled to decide on the Palestinian request.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has stepped up its efforts to torpedo the Palestinians’ campaign, and the issue has become a top priority for Israeli diplomats.

With Israeli envoy Danny Danon in tow, AMBASSADOR NIKKI HALEY inspects preserved section of a Hamas attack tunnel beneath Israel that was made to infiltrate into Israeli civilian towns, but uncovered by the IDF and subsequently destroyed. – Photo: MATTY STERN/US EMBASSY TEL AVIV

An official at the ministry told Israel Hayom that the possibility of the Palestinians becoming full members in the organization was very troubling.

On Wednesday, the PA decided to abandon its bid to become full members of the World Tourism Organization following joint U.S-Israeli pressure.


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