Netanyahu, Obama to discuss major issues

Netanyahu, Obama to discuss major issues

JERUSALEM, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says he will discuss Iran, Syria and the Palestinian peace process during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit.

Israeli official: Recognize Palestine

JERUSALEM, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Outgoing Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said Saturday Israel should recognize Palestine's new U.N. status if Palestine renounces terrorism.

Israel says no to Paris Protocol change

JERUSALEM, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Israel will reject a Palestinian request to amend the Paris Protocol that regulates economic ties between the two sides, Israel's deputy foreign minister said.

Israel slams South Africa

JERUSALEM, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Israel called a South African Cabinet decision to mandate special labels on goods from West Bank settlements "racist" and "unacceptable."

Israel to act against U.N. body

JERUSALEM, March 25 (UPI) -- Israel will consider withdrawing its membership from the United Nations Human Rights Council, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday.

Israeli deputy minister's Web site hacked

JERUSALEM, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said his Web site was hacked and blamed Muslim extremists for trying to "prevent me from continuing to do my work."
Israeli threat prompts Saudi banks to act

Israeli threat prompts Saudi banks to act

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Banks in Saudi Arabia began implementing tight security measures after Israel threatened to retaliate against a credit card attack by a Saudi hacker.

Israeli official warns credit card hacker

JERUSALEM, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- An Israeli official has promised to retaliate against a hacker who published the credit card details of thousands of Israelis.

Israel ups gas field guard, plans exports

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Israel is pushing ahead with plans to export natural gas production from offshore fields to Greece via Cyprus, defying threats by Turkey to block such moves.
Netanyahu urged not to sanction P.A.

Netanyahu urged not to sanction P.A.

JERUSALEM, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The United States and European nations urged Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu not to punish the Palestinians after they make their U.N. statehood bid.
Israel to cut ties with UNESCO

Israel to cut ties with UNESCO

JERUSALEM, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Israel said it will stop cooperating with UNESCO after it designated Rachel's Tomb, a Jewish holy site outside of Bethlehem as a Muslim mosque, officials said.
Israel: Iran's reactor a threat to region

Israel: Iran's reactor a threat to region

JERUSALEM, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Israel's deputy foreign minister says Iran's nuclear reactor represents a tremendous danger to the stability of the entire Middle East.
Israel releasing flotilla detainees

Israel releasing flotilla detainees

GAZA, June 1 (UPI) -- Israeli said it would release detainees taken during its deadly raid on a flotilla of humanitarian aid bound for Gaza amid mounting international criticism.

Israel denies Belgian access to Gaza

JERUSALEM, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Belgian International Development Minister Charles Michel won't be allowed by Israel into Gaza for a visit, local media reported.

Israel sorry over diplomat row with Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The row between Turkey and Israel seems to be easing after an Israeli government official apologized for publicly humiliating Turkey's ambassador to Israel.
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Danny Ayalon
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (R) speaks to the press during a meeting with Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon in Jerusalem on March 21, 2010. Ban slammed Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip during a tour of the war-battered coastal territory, saying it was causing "unacceptable suffering." UPI/Menahem Kahana/Pool

Daniel "Danny" Ayalon (Hebrew: דניאל "דני" איילון‎, born 17 December 1955) is an Israeli politician who currently serves as Deputy Foreign Minister and as a member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu. He is a former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, serving from 2002 until 2006.

Danny Ayalon was born in Tel Aviv in 1955 to Rafael Ayalon, an Algerian Jewish refugee, and Lily Sigalov, a Polish Jewish refugee who immigrated to Israel in 1937. He was raised and educated in Tel Aviv, and was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces where he rose to the rank of captain in the Armored Corps.

He received a BA in economics from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from Bowling Green University in Ohio. Ayalon took up a position a senior finance executive in Koor Industries, Israel's leading international trading company.

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