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Israel Backs Down on West Bank Settler Ambassador to Brazil

Israel on Monday confirmed it has withdrawn the nomination of a former West Bank settler leader as ambassador to Brazil, caving in to what appeared to be Brazilian objections to his political past.   The decision to drop Dani Dayan's candidacy dealt a setback to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had vowed to stick by his candidate, and reflected growing international impatience over continued Israeli settlement construction on occupied lands claimed by the...

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