Fox News on July 1, 2013, published an AP report on a hard-line Israeli legislator who opposes the creation of a Palestinian state beeing voted into a key leadership position within the ruling Likud party. Excerpts below:
Danny Danon was declared chairman of the Likud Central Committee. Danon’s election reflects the rise of hawks, who reject the idea of a Palestinian state, within the party.
As committee leader, Danon could try to hamper Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to move ahead with a peace deal with the Palestinians.
The Likud has traditionally opposed a Palestinian state alongside Israel. But some party moderates, including Netanyahu, have gradually [changed position].