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Three former ambassadors actively lobby in Brazil to scuttle appointment of Dani Dayan as Israel's next ambassador; group of ex-ambassadors meet with Abbas in Paris.
When Stern addressed the audience, he said "freedom of expression in Israel - like in the US - is under attack."
Hundreds gathered on Monday night at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City – where Westheimer is a board member – to celebrate her 90th birthday.
The meeting came five days after Dayan said in an interview that after three months waiting for the Brazilians to agree to the appointment , it was time to take a more aggressive stance.
By HERB KEINON
Brazilian officials are known to be uncomfortable with Dayan due to his rightist political views, namely his stated opposition to Palestinian statehood.
By DANA SOMBERG
Dayan, who lives in Samaria, is a former head of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.
Government sources say no talk in PMO about replacing Dayan as envoy to Brazil.
Dayan leaves Likud- a party he says is too firm in its opposition to a Palestinian state- to join Bennett.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
The power to appoint is the power to govern. Without the power to appoint public servants, governments cannot develop patronage networks.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
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