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Former settler leader and consul-general to New York joins Sa’ar’s party

Dani Dayan, Israel’s former consul-general to New York and former chairman of the Yesha Council settlements umbrella group, is joining Gideon Sa’ar’s new right-wing party, New Hope.

Newly-appointed Israeli Consul General in New York Dani Dayan seen at the opening of a conference discussing issues and ways to fight the boycott Israel movement, at the Jerusalem Convention Center, March 28, 2016. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

In a statement, Dayan says he joins the party out of a “sense of commitment to the need for a change of government and the formation of a new government headed by Gideon Sa’ar, the only one who can lead the change that Israel and its citizens need.”

with Tal Schneider

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