Where was the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations at the beginning of last week? In Dubai, according to a weekend report on Channel Two. Danon participated in an international conclave in that country, the report said. Danon has not commented on the report. Israel does not have diplomatic relations with Dubai or the United Arab Emirates, but individual Israelis are known to have attended conferences there in the past.
According to the report, Danon was invited to the conclave, which was sponsored by the United Arab Emirates in the context of its leadership of the United Nations Law Committee. The conference dealt with legal issues in the developing world. Danon reportedly received the invitation several months ago.
His visit to the conference was conducted under very heavy security, and was made possible after lengthy discussions on protocol, security, etc. It was agreed that the visit would be made quietly and that Danon’s presence would not be publicized.
Attending the event were several top officials of Arab countries, including the Prime Minister of Dubai and Jordan’s Queen Nur. It is not known if Danon met with them or any other officials.