Dani Dayan, the secular settler leader – Journeys

 

Born in 1955 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to a family that immigrated from Ukraine, businessman and political activist Dani Dayan knew from an early age that he would eventually come to Israel.

In 1971, when he was 15, he made Aliya with his family. His knowledge of Hebrew helped him and his family settle quickly. Following his army service (where he became a Major),¬†Dayan¬†established and managed an information technology firm –¬†not¬†what he had ever envisioned himself doing.

In 2004, he sold his shares in the company and began a political career. Dayan was Secretary-General of the Techiya right-wing movement and a candidate for the Knesset in the 1988 and 1992 general elections.

From 2006, Dayan served as the Chairman of the Yesha Council. Despite being a key figure in the largely religious settlement movement, Dayan is secular.

 

Playlist:

Mercedes Sosa – Alfonsina Y El Aar
Yardena Arazi – Bat HaDayag
Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Arik Einstein – Shir HaShayara
Sisu Et Yerushalaim
Arik Lavie – Rai, Rachel, Rai
 

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