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Israeli Diplomats Boycott Elaborate Fourth of July Celebration

By Nathan Jeffay

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American diplomats in Israel held their July 4 celebration Wednesday. It took place at the Herzliya home of U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham and was, by all accounts, an elaborate affair. But at least one hawkish lawmaker — World Likud chairman Danny Danon — decided to boycott the event in protest of U.S. pressure on the issue of settlement building. See this Jerusalem Post report and video of one of the lawmakers justifying the boycott.

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