Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also holds the Foreign Minister post, announced on Friday that he was appointing Minister of Science Technology and Space Danny Danon to be Israel’s next ambassador to the UN.
“Danon has agreed to take on an important challenge that I proposed for him. The United Nations is an important forum right now and I am sure that Danny will represent the truth with full force in the international arena,” Netanyahu said.
Danon thanked Netanyahu for giving him the trust to represent Israel during what he called a “challenging period.”
“I will do everything to advance Israel’s just positions,” Danon said.
The Zionist Union responded to Danon’s appointment by saying “Houston we have a problem,” in reference to his current post as Science Technology and Space Minister.
“The appointment of Space Minister Danon as ambassador to the UN is another nail in the coffin that Bibi is putting in Israel’s foreign relations. The Prime Minister is acting to find jobs for Likudniks instead of the strategic leader that Israel needs,” a statement released by the party read.