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Israeli Knesset Member Danny Danon elected to international Counter-Terrorism Committee

The appointments marks a significant achievement for Israel’s Knesset delegation in Bahrain

Knesset Member Danny Danon (second from right) with the Israeli delegation the International Parliamentary Organization in Bahrain, Mar. 12, 2023 (Photo courtesy)

Israeli Knesset Member Danny Danon, delegation head of the first Israeli parliamentary delegation to Bahrain since the signing of the Abraham Accords in 2020, was elected today as a member of the Counter-Terrorism Committee at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference.

"I intend to draw on my experience as Israel’s former Ambassador to the UN and the knowledge the State of Israel has acquired on the subject to benefit the international community," Danon said.

The election was held by a secret ballot vote of representatives from 47 countries. Danon ran against representatives from Spain, Holland and Sweden. 

Following his election victory, Danon said, "I am particularly pleased that Israel’s delegation to the IPU was able to bring about a significant achievement for the State of Israel at its very first meeting of the IPU.” 

“My election by many world countries to this post is firm recognition of the challenges Israel faces in this regard as well as our extensive know-how and capabilities in the fight against terrorism," he added.

The Israeli delegation is taking part in the 146th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the largest inter-parliamentary organization in the world which contains representatives from 178 parliaments including the Knesset. 

The IPU's Anti-Terrorism Committee meets several times a year to discuss global terrorism and ways to combat terrorism on an international scale. Its members are representatives from the houses of representatives of 14 countries. 

Danon is the former Israeli ambassador to the UN, serving from 2015 until 2020. In that role, he became the first Israeli representative to chair a permanent UN committee. He was also elected vice-president of the General Assembly. 

Prior to his appointment, Danon also served as a representative for the Jewish Agency and for the Likud party in the World Zionist Organization. 

The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.

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