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Israel Backs Down After Dispute with Brazil over Ambassador Pick

After a nearly eight-month-long stalemate, Israel has withdrawn the nomination of a former settler leader as ambassador to Brazil. Dani Dayan will instead take over as Israel’s consul general in New York, the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday. "He will replace Foreign Ministry career official Ido Aharoni, who is completing his term," a statement said. Netanyahu nominated Dayan as ambassador to Brazil in August.  Netanyahu had...

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