(December 30, 2018 / JNS) Despite reports of his quitting, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon announced on Saturday that he is staying at Turtle Bay and will not run for Knesset in the April 2019 elections.
“Under the leadership of PM @netanyahu, @IsraelinUN continues to achieve unprecedented accomplishments in the diplomatic arena,” tweeted Danon. “During this challenging period, I will continue advancing Israel’s position at the UN, & will not participate in the upcoming Knesset elections.”
The role of Israel’s ambassador to the UN is one of great responsibility, and I will continue to strengthen Israel’s standing during this trying time.
— Ambassador Danon (@dannydanon) December 29, 2018
Positions include, but aren’t limited to, blocking attempts by the Palestinians for full state membership at the United Nations, in addition to the constant anti-Israel bias in the world body.