Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan held a press conference outside the Security Council hall Monday as discussions took place on the Arab instigated violence in Jerusalem.
Erdan’s speech focused on the lies of Palestinian terrorist organizations regarding the violence in Jerusalem and the Temple Mount and how the UN avoids threats such as Iran and its nuclear program, or its terrorist branches like Hezbollah. “… I say – enough. Stop placing Israel and extremist terrorist organizations on an equal footing with each other. In your actions, you are legitimizing terrorism and only contributing to the escalation of violence,…Wake up. The truth is right in front of you, it’s time to get your head out of the sand.”
Similarly, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, in a Saturday night phone call with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, stated he was disappointed at the lack of U.N. condemnation of the recent rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. The international community “must not serve the agenda of the [Palestinian] terrorist organizations.”
AFSI applauds Amb. Erdan and Prime Minister Bennett for calling out the UN on its consistent double standards and failings when it comes to Israel. We wish the UN would become a truly objective organization and implement the values and principals of its charter evenly and fairly. Until then, we won’t hold our breath.