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Danon's hawkish views prompting media criticism of his appointment, minister says

Media criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to appoint Likud power broker Danny Danon as the next ambassador to the United Nations stems from his right-wing positions, a government minister charged on Sunday.
Zeev Elkin, the minister of immigration and absorption, told Army Radio that "if it was [the head of Peace Now] Yariv Oppenheimer who was appointed to the position, then everybody would praise the decision."
"It is permissible to appoint a right-winger to be envoy to the UN," Elkin said. "It is permissible to fight for Israel's positions."
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