Danon: We need peace deal with the Palestinians
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Danon: We need peace deal with the Palestinians

Slipping into new role as UN envoy, longtime opponent of Palestinian state tells CNN PM ready to meet Abbas anywhere, anytime

Danny Danon (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Danny Danon (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Shifting into his diplomatic role, Israel’s newly installed ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon said Thursday that Israel should “negotiate peace agreements” with the Palestinians to end the current terror surge, and stressed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was willing to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas “anytime,” in Jerusalem, Ramallah or Washington DC.

Danon, an opponent of the two-state solution who has called to annex much of the West Bank, and who castigated Netanyahu for releasing prisoners to the PA in the course of the 2013-14 failed peace effort, was interviewed on CNN on the surge in stabbing attacks by Palestinians.

Speaking reasonable English, ex-Likud MK and deputy defense minister Danon called to “stop the incitement coming from the Palestinian leadership,” and said Palestinian children were being taught in school and by their TV stations to “dehumanize” the Jewish people.

He protested that Palestinian children were being “brainwashed,” and cited the terror attack carried out by 13-year-old Palestinian Ahmed Mansara in Pisgat Zeev on Monday, in which an Israeli 13-year-old was stabbed while riding his bike and critically injured. “Keep the children out of it,” Danon said.

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