Analysis The Rise of Danonism Likud Convention Slips Through Netanyahu's Fingers as Danon Takes Control

Far-right Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon clinches easy victory among Likud party members, leaving the prime minister in the worst possible situation for a party chairman: he's not even a player.

Two weeks ago, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to allow “Danonism” − as in Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon − to take control of the coalition.