One of Israel’s top diplomats this week issued a stinging rebuke to the United Nations, accusing it of “turning truth on its head and casting morality aside”.
In a barnstorming speech, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor accused the world body of “lending legitimacy to those who seek to destroy us” while highlighting the “fog that descends to cloud all logic and moral clarity” when it comes to the conflict.
Prosor’s podium address came as the UN marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, and follows his condemnation of the Security Council’s “vow of silence” following Palestinian terrorist attacks in Israel earlier this month.
Asking why the UN had not passed any resolutions condemning the execution and expulsion of Yazidis, Bahai, Kurds, Christians and Muslims currently being seen, Prosor, who was Israel’s Ambassador to the UK from 2007 to 2001, highlighted what he sees as the warped obsession with Israel. “The result isn’t realpolitik, it’s surrealpolitik,” he said.
“The world’s unrelenting focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an injustice to tens of millions of victims of tyranny and terrorism in the Middle East.” “Among 193 flags at the UN there is one flag with a Jewish star of David,” he said.
“There is just one small nation state for the Jewish people, and for some people, that is one too many.”
Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour in turn accused Israel of “illegal and destructive activities, reckless provocations and incitement, and flagrant intransigence and bad faith in negotiations”.
Noting the stark contrast with this time last year, when talks were ongoing, Mansour demonstrated that feelings on all sides were inflamed. “Gross human rights violations and breaches of international humanitarian law amounting to war crimes were committed by Israel in Gaza,” he said.