Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon Touts Covert Contacts with 12 Islamic, Arab Countries

Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon speaks to reporters outside the Security Council chambers, Monday, July 24, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
AP/Mary Altaffer

Ynetnews reports: Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, is holding covert contacts with ambassadors from 12 Islamic and Arab countries that do not have diplomatic relations with Israel, Danon revealed to Ynet in an interview.

Danon described the contrast between the past and the present, saying that most of the ambassadors would once have done anything to avoid having any contact with Israel. Now, he said, they shake hands and their encounters are cordial and, at times warm. With some of the ambassadors, he added, Danon collaborates behind the scenes in joint ventures.

“They still do not vote with us, but I can say that we have relationships with them on a mutual basis,” Danon said. “We are talking about a dozen Islamic countries, including Arab states that understand the potential of relations with Israel.”

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