Amb. Danon Elected As First-Ever Israeli Representative To Head U.N. Committee

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Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon was elected as chair of the United Nations’ Legal Committee, marking the first time in history that an Israeli representative will head a permanent U.N. committee since the Jewish state joined the world body in 1949.

“I am proud to be the first Israeli elected to this position,” said Danon. “Israel is a world leader in international law and in fighting terrorism. We are pleased to have the opportunity to share our knowledge with the countries of the world.”

Danon was elected Monday through a secret-ballot process in New York City following his nomination by the Western European and Others regional group within the U.N.

The U.N.’s Legal Committee (also known as the Sixth Committee) handles activities related to international law. In the upcoming General Assembly, the Sixth Committee will address agenda items including “measures to eliminate international terrorism” and the Geneva Convention’s supplementary protocols. One Danon’s first tasks in his new position will be “to further the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism,” according to the Permanent Mission of Israel to the U.N.

Israel’s U.N. Mission also said that along with the Jewish state’s Foreign Ministry and Israeli embassies around the world, it fought a “lengthy and difficult diplomatic battle” against countries from the Non-Aligned Movement and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation who tried to block Danon’s appointment.

“We will not allow dictatorships and anti-Israel countries to harm our standing in the international community. Those who tried to block our appointment would be well advised to take note of the jurisdiction of this committee, as they have much to learn about international law,” said Danon.

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{Matzav.com}

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  1. Danon is humble but without a Torah outlook, he can only help the housing and honor improve for the jewish state. The national defense is of course the fright we must face daily. He gives it almost his all but national reality must have a Torah face.

    Thus we continue to see the secular-advanced jew lead many. National defense gets addressed but it is only with Hashem we can thank for our safety and hope.

    Until we see more Torah influence, the blessing of hope must be the ready and the hope of men like Mr. Danon who will sit well but every eye that sees him only sees the progressive jewish state and not the place for our father Israel Avinu in the eyes of history just by his homes or his blessing of giving and loved yireh.

    No yireh seen; no presence of G-d felt. But the trick of Jacob still works. Israel will offer hope and true humility for the ages to hope in good faith that our mission of humane thought will continue.

    Win with Danon. Hope his father jives with America.

    • Apperently your view of history must involve major contortions! The early state was much more seculer . Yet it was an extremely successful enterpise even before the religious became fully integrated with the state!
      Go on ignore reality!

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