Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu announced Friday that Science, Technology and Space Minister Danny Danon is slated to become Israel’s new ambassador to the United Nations.
Danon has been a Knesset member for the Likud party since 2009 and chairs the Likud Central Committee. He will be replacing outgoing Ambassador Ron Prosor and is expected to begin his new role in the fall.
“The United Nations is an important platform at this time, and I am sure that Danny will fight with all his might to present the truth in the international arena,” Netanyahu said.
Danon—a former deputy defense minister who is known to be unafraid to speak his mind—said, “I will do everything possible to promote Israel’s positions to the world.”
The U.N. has a longstanding reputation of bias against Israel, particularly regarding its disproportionate amount of resolutions targeting the Jewish state.