דניאל (דני) אילון (נולד ב-17 בדצמבר 1955) הוא סגן שר החוץ בממשלת ישראל וחבר כנסת מטעם ישראל ביתנו. בעבר כיהן כשגריר ישראל בארצות הברית.
שגריר ישראל בארצות הברית
ב-2002, בעיצומה של אינתיפאדת אל-אקצה, מונה אילון לשגריר ישראל בארצות הברית. ב-30 ביולי מסר את כתב האמנה לנשיא ארצות הברית ג'ורג' בוש והחל לכהן בתפקיד. כחצי שנה לאחר תחילת כהונתו פרצה מלחמת עיראק ואילון נדרש לתאם בין ישראל לארצות הברית בנושאים הנוגעים למלחמה, בשל חששה של ארצות הברית ...
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon addressed the Iranian people in a special broadcast on Israel Radio in Persian, saying, "We respect the Iranian people, but we do not agree with the ways of the Ayatollahs' regime, which endangers the world." According to Ayalon's office, a listener from Iran called in during the broadcast and expressed her support for Israel's position on the Palestinian issue. She told the minister, "I don't understand why you are giving up your country that you established with hard work."
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon criticized the "hypocrisy" of the Lebanese aid flotilla which is planning to sail for Gaza, and defended Israel's continued blockade of the coastal territory in an opinion article published in Thursday's Wall Street Journal.Ayalon gave an account of the basic human rights that Palestinians living in Lebanon are denied, including owning property, working in various professions and access to a health care system that the rest of the Lebanese people enjoy. He said he found it to be "the height of irony" that a flotilla setting out from Tripoli with the ...
Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon described the Lebanese parliament's decision to grant work rights to Palestinians as a first step toward their naturalization in Lebanon. Ayalon also stressed the need for Palestinian refugees to receive the nationality of the country where they are residing. On Wednesday, Ayalon was quoted as warning against a Lebanese attempt to wipe out the U.N.-drawn Blue Line. His warning came after talks with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams. According to his office, Williams is carrying out "routine" talks with Israeli officials to ...
DFM Ayalon attended the annual Chabad conference in NYC
DFM Ayalon, who is currently in New-York, attended the annual conference of Chabad emissaries last night.
DFM Ayalon to Chabad representatives: "on behalf of the Foreign Ministry, I would like to thank you for your hard and blessed work throughout the globe. In happy times and in disasters, Chabad emissaries recruit to assist without question. Chabad houses throughout the world have become open hoses to every Jew and Israeli. Unfortunately Chabad has also become target for terror but the spirit of their mission and faith provides strength".
In the photos: DMF Ayalon during a visit to The Lubavitcher Rebbe grave with the hospitality of Rabbi Shalom Duchman.
Photos by Shahar Azran
DFM Danny Ayalon interviews for Jay Sekulow
DFM Danny Ayalon interviews for Jay Sekulow
DFM Danny Ayalon interviews for Jay Sekulow.
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"I am a Refugee" campaign
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is launching a new international campaign this week entitled "I am a refugee". The campaign, spearheaded by Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon, will be presented in three languages: Hebrew, Arabic and English. Its purpose: to increase international awareness of a little-known refugee group – Jewish refugees from Arab countries.
Many Jews who had lived for generations in Arab countries were driven from their homes as a result of antisemitism and anti-Jewish riots that broke out in the Arab countries following the declaration of the Jewish state. Between 1948 and 1952, 856,000 Jews from Arab countries became refugees.
On the Facebook page can be found personal stories of Israelis from Arab countries who were expelled from their homes and their countries, but not before their property was confiscated and their rights were taken from them by the rulers.
"The time has come to correct an ongoing historical injustice affectin
"Support of the Palestinian request to upgrade their UN status equals to support in terror"
Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, hosted his counterpart from Panama, Mr. Francisco A'lvarez De-Soto, for a first time Diplomatic Dialog between the two countries.
The two discussed Panama's position regarding the Palestinian intention to apply unilaterally for an upgrade in their UN status – to be recognized as a non-member state.
Last year Panama was the only Latin American country that was against accepting the PA as member to UNESCO, and declared that it will not recognize a Palestinian state without an agreement between the PA and Israel.
DFM Ayalon estimates that Panama will oppose any unilateral move made by the PA at the UN. "Today I have passed a message to my counterpart from Panama that any country that will support the Palestinian intent to apply for a membership in the UN, will, in effect, support the end of the dialog process and create allusions that have the danger of dissolving into violence and terror".
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