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Danon Wins Internal Likud Election, Next Victory on the Way

Danon's victory is a next step to challenging PM Netanyahu's policies that most of the Likud party disagree with.
Danny Danon (blue shirt) in the Knesset

Danny Danon (blue shirt) in the Knesset
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On Tuesday, Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon overwhelmingly won the elections for chairman of the Likud party convention. The position is mostly symbolic, but indicates strong support within the party.

Prime Minister originally planned to directly challenge Danon for the position, but withdrew his candidacy when he saw that Danon was likely to win.

On Sunday, elections will be held for the head of the Likud Central Committee, where Danon is also the leading candidate. His opponents are Michael Fuah, a Moshe Feiglin ally, and Ness Ziona mayor Yossi Shavo.

Danon has been an outspoken advocate for Judea and Samaria, and opposing the two-state solution. Whereas Prime Minister Netanyahu has been calling for negotiations with the Palestinians and a demilitarized Palestinian state.

Danon says he wants to reanimate, revitalize and restore the Likud’s ideology to the party.

Simultaneously, he reassured Prime Minister Netanyahu that he doesn’t plan to undermine Netanyahu, as that the Likud is loyal to its leaders. Danon said the Left have had a dozen different leaders since 1948, while the Likud has only had four.

But, as chair of the Likud Central Committee, Danon will have the power to fight and perhaps block Netanyahu’s diplomatic initiatives which he and most Likud party members disagree with.

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2 Responses to “Danon Wins Internal Likud Election, Next Victory on the Way”

  1. Ralph Haglund says:

    Good, let Danon lead, let Bibi and Livni drink very strong coffee at Abbas' table until their stomachs protest. Aas long as the Fatah Constitution says what it says, it will obviously not lead anywhere, especially as B/L accept what is written there with no protests.

  2. Ralph Haglund says:

    Good, let Danon lead, let Bibi and Livni drink very strong coffee at Abbas' table until their stomachs protest. Aas long as the Fatah Constitution says what it says, it will obviously not lead anywhere, especially as B/L accept what is written there with no protests.

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