Wicked Son

In the Lion’s Den: Israel and the World


Israeli statesman and former UN Ambassador, Danny Danon, presents a compelling vision of Israel’s future as a major player on the global stage.

In the Lion’s Den lays out a roadmap for Israel’s future on the regional and global stage by a man who has spent his entire career in his nation’s public service. Danny Danon was Israel’s 17th Permanent Representative to the United Nations and has been a member of the Knesset as well as Minister of Science, Technology and Space, and Deputy Minister of Defense.

Danon concisely lays out an ambitious and forthright plan for an Israeli policy agenda that can secure the country’s future and make it a major contributor to global peace and prosperity. Danon makes a compelling case for an Israel that must be proud of its identity and faith; forges relationships with diverse peoples, regimes, and countries; makes autonomous domestic decisions; and determines its foreign policy without seeking approval from foreign powers or international bodies.

The book begins with a concise explanation of why people beyond the borders of this tiny nation should care about its survival—especially Americans.

Next, Danon argues that a strong foundation for policy and security is built upon a victory mindset. He follows this with a strong case for creating allies wherever they may be found. However, while friendships are important, Israel must also be willing to go it alone.

A foreign policy that is agile and flexible is also necessary—and for that, Danon says preparation and readiness are requisite. Showing and sharing your strengths is a far-reaching way to secure the nation, and Israel’s advancements in medicine, technology, and cutting edge scientific research position it to do so.

Finally, Israel must always commit itself to fighting the scourge of anti-Semitism across the globe.