• Israel insists on pro-settler envoy to Brazil


    JERUSALEM: Israel said Monday it will use “all means” to ensure Brazil accepts a former representative for settlers as its ambassador in the South American country, after a months-long delay. Brasilia has still not accepted the nomination of Danny Dayan, made at the beginning of August by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Diplomatic sources quoted by the Israeli daily Haaretz said negotiations are due to take place on the subject on Thursday in the presence of Netanyahu, who is also foreign minister. Dayan was born in Argentina and moved to Israel in 1971, aged 15. He was head of the Yesha Council of West Bank settlements between 2007 and 2013 and is opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state. The Brazilian foreign ministry made no comment on the subject when asked by AFP.



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