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Israeli MK elected to countererrorism committee of International Parliamentary Union
Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter
Likud MK and former Israel envoy to the UN Danny Danon is elected to the International Parliamentary Union’s Counter-Terrorism Committee in Bahrain during the IPU’s 146th assembly.
Danon is elected by secret ballot by lawmakers from 47 countries, running against parliamentarians from Sweden, Holland and Spain.
“My election by many world countries to this post is firm recognition of the challenges Israel faces in this regard as well as our extensive know-how and capabilities in the fight against terrorism,” says Danon.
He is in Manama with Likud MK Dan Illouz from the governing coalition, and opposition MKs Elazar Stern and Yifat Shasha-Biton, both former ministers.