Edelstein, Herzog, Lapid all go to bat for Dani Dayan’s appointment to Brazil

Just as Brazil never boycotted Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein even though he lives beyond the Green Line, so too it should not scuttle the appointment of Dani Dayan as Israel’s envoy to Brazil because of where he lives, Edelstein’s diplomatic adviser told the Brazil ambassador on Tuesday.

Edelstein’s message, delivered by Oden Ben-Hur, came after three former Israeli diplomats – including former Foreign Ministry director-general Alon Liel – worked behind the scenes and lobbied Brazil to oppose the appointment of Dayan, saying his appointment would be seen as legitimizing the settlement enterprise.

Dayan, who lives in Samaria, is a former head of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Edelstein-Herzog-Lapid-all-go-to-bat-for-Dani-Dayans-appointment-to-Brazil-417917

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