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Former UN envoy Danon announces return to politics

Israel's then ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the central Israeli city of Ra'anana, July 28, 2020. (Sebastian Scheiner/AP)
Israel's then ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the central Israeli city of Ra'anana, July 28, 2020. (Sebastian Scheiner/AP)

Former Likud MK Danny Danon announces that he will run in the upcoming Likud primaries after a seven-plus year hiatus during which he served as Israeli ambassador to the UN.

“After years of working for the State of Israel in the international arena, it is time to return to working in the national arena,” Danon says.

The hardline Likud lawmaker was sent to New York by Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu in what was largely seen as a move meant to neutralize opposition from within the party.

“The State of Israel is in a constant political turmoil, and it is time to bring it to an end. In the next Knesset, I will be your ambassador in Likud and in the Knesset,” Danon tweets.

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