‘There’s the public UN and then there’s what everyone really thinks’

Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon says that, in private, Arab counterparts express moderate views and concede that the problem is not Israel but radical Islam and global terrorism.

By DANA SOMBERG
May 5, 2016 12:22
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Danny Danon speaking at a WZO conference on Sunday. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

 
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According to Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, the upcoming weeks will be especially critical. On May 30, dozens of foreign ministers will gather in Paris for the Israeli-Palestinian peace summit, which is a preliminary event leading up to the peace summit that will take place in the summer in Paris. The Israelis and Palestinians have not been invited to this preliminary gathering.

Danon, who fears that a political settlement will be forced upon Israel, says that we are currently in a state of emergency, and so he has started gathering intelligence. From his point of view, each country that Israel succeeds in dissuading from attending the conference will be considered an achievement.

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