Oct. 4, 2019
Climate Change and Israel – Anshel Pfeffer (Ha’aretz)
Asked about the intensified focus this year on climate change at the UN General Assembly, Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon answered:
“It’s important and we should be discussing it more, but from our perspective, the fact that Israel is not being discussed [at the UN] is an achievement.”
The world is no longer focused on Israel, and the Palestinian cause is no longer fashionable.
Even at the UN, the plight of the Palestinians has been overshadowed by the future of the planet. Greta Thunberg is in. Ahed Tamimi is out.
Desmond Tutu said this week that it was climate change, not Israel, which is “the apartheid of our times.”