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Dani Dayan to be new head of Yad Vashem — report

Dani Dayan of the New Hope party at his home in Maaleh Shomron, February8, 2021. (Lazar Berman/Times of Israel)
Dani Dayan of the New Hope party at his home in Maaleh Shomron, February8, 2021. (Lazar Berman/Times of Israel)

Dani Dayan, the former Israeli consul-general to New York, will reportedly be appointed to serve as the next chairman of Yad Vashem.

According to Maariv, Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton has selected Dayan — who ran for Knesset this year with Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope Party, but fell short — to the position.

Last year, then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated he would appoint Effi Eitam, a former right-wing minister, to head the museum. The news was met with protests from a wide range of figures, who opined that Eitam was too political to hold the job, and the appointment never moved forward.

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