Israel to act to approve Dayan's appointment

Deputy Foreign Minister to present plan to convince Brazil to accept the appointment of former Yesha Council head as Israeli ambassador.

Nitsan Keidar ,

Dani Dayan
Dani Dayan
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The Foreign Ministry is planning to launch a campaign in order to convince the government of Brazil to approve the appointment of Dani Dayan as Israeli Ambassador to Brazil.

Dayan’s appointment as Ambassador in Brazil was approved in Israel more than two months ago, but has been continuously ignored by Brasilia.

Immediately after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced his intentions to appoint the former Yesha Council chairman to the post last August, opposition from the left surfaced. 

Three former Israeli ambassadors even approached the government of Brazil, through the Brazilian ambassadors in Israel and the Palestinian Authority, demanding that Brasilia reject Dayan's appointment. 

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely is scheduled to meet with Netanyahu on Sunday and present to him a series of moves that Israel intends to take in order to receive a clear and positive response from the Brazilians on Dayan’s appointment.

A Foreign Ministry official told Arutz Sheva on Saturday night Hotovely recently held several meetings with the Prime Minister and other senior officials, in order to take action on the issue.

However, it is important to emphasize that Israel does not intend to create a diplomatic row with Brazil, but rather take pinpoint action in order to approve Dayan’s appointment.