Netanyahu’s Chief Spokesman Resigns After 3 1/2 Years on Job

Liran Dan exits with words of praise for and from PM.

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Barak Ravid
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his spokesman, Liran Dan, in 2012.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his spokesman, Liran Dan, in 2012.Credit: Emil Salman
ברק רביד - צרובה
Barak Ravid

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief spokesman, Liran Dan, announced his resignation on Sunday after three and a half years at his post.

Dan, who held several senior positions at Channel 2 News, served in the position, officially known as the head of the National Information Directorate, for longer than any other Netanyahu spokesman over the past six years. His four predecessors served for periods ranging from three to 18 months.

A statement from the prime minister’s bureau said Dan would remain at his post until the establishment of a new government.

Dan thanked the prime minister and said he wished for Netanyahu “to continue leading the State of Israel responsibly and faithfully in the face of the many challenges it faces. These were three and a half intensive and fascinating years in the service of the prime minister and the State of Israel.”

Netanyahu thanked Liran “for his excellent, professional and devoted work, and on his contribution to the State of Israel and to me.” Netanyahu added that “under two governments I led, which faced many challenges, Liran promoted the work of the National Information Directorate skillfully, responsibly, creatively and innovatively.”

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