SOURCE: The Chai Center

January 07, 2010 13:34 ET

Leading Likud Member of Knesset to Deliver a Major Foreign Policy Speech at The Chai Center

DIX HILLS, NY--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - Member of Knesset and World Chairman of the World Likud, Danny Danon will be coming to The Chai Center in Dix Hills, New York to deliver a major foreign policy speech outlining the relationship between the United States & Israel. He will be particularly addressing the issue of the expanding or limiting Jewish settlements in the territories.

Mr. Danon will speak at The Chai Center, 501Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, NY on January 20th at 7:00pm. Reservations can be made by calling The Chai Center 631-351-8672.

Danon was born in Ramat Gan, Israel, to Joseph and Yoheved Danon. He attended Blikh high school and participated in the Betar youth movement. Danon gained a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs, and Master's degree in Public Policy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After his national service in the IDF (1994-1996), Danon was sent by the Jewish Agency to Miami.

In 1996 he was appointed assistant to Likud MK Uzi Landau. Later on he was appointed the Chairman of the World Betar organization for a few years. Prior to the 2006 elections, Danon won 23rd spot on Likud's list in the party primaries.

In June 2006, after beating MK Yuval Steinitz, Danon was elected Chairman of the World Likud organization. Danon was active against Prime-Minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan during the referendum conducted by the latter in the Likud party's central committee.

In July 2007 Danon, described as one of Binyamin Netanyahu's biggest critics, declared his candidacy for the Likud leadership election. He eventually finished third.

During 2008, Danon filed a petition to the Israeli High Court of Justice to rescind the citizenship of former MK Azmi Bishara, who fled Israel after he was suspected of aiding Hizbullah, an enemy organization of Israel, during the Second Lebanon War. The petition was rejected.

Prior to the 2009 elections he won twenty-fourth place on the Likud list, and entered the Knesset as the party won 27 seats.

In September 2009 during the annual UN General Assembly, MK Danny Danon toured the United States, meeting with Congressmen, leaders of the Jewish community and others on a public relations mission on Israel's behalf. Danon told American lawmakers that "U.S. pressure on Israel is hurting Israel and will do nothing to advance peace."

The Chai Center is a popular center for Jews of all backgrounds and affiliations who wish to learn more about their Jewish roots. Located on 1 1/2 acres on Vanderbilt Parkway in Dix Hills, The Chai Center offers a wide variety of educational and spiritual opportunities, including Hebrew School, Preschool, Torah classes, Shabbaton dinners and an array of Jewish Holiday programs.

Contact Information

  • Contact persons:
    Rabbi Yackov Saacks

    Robert Weiss