Apr. 22, 2015
Double Standard at the UN – Israeli UN Amb. Ron Prosor (Israel Mission to the UN)
Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor addressed the UN Security Council on Tuesday:
- Regarding the fighting in Yemen, in a rare display of unity, the Arab leaders have joined forces. It should come as no surprise that they have lashed out with little regard for the consequences. The Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen have hit humanitarian aid convoys, hospitals, schools, and civilian neighborhoods, and left entire families dead.
- And yet there have been zero Human Rights Council condemnations and zero calls for a Commission of Inquiry. When Israel is at the heart of a crisis, the Arabs don’t miss a beat. But when fingers can’t be pointed at Israel, some Arab nations are downright heartless.
- Tomorrow, Israel will commemorate Remembrance Day and honor the 23,320 individuals who lost their lives to war and terror. We will remember the brave soldiers who died so that we can have our freedom, and the thousands of men, women and children who were robbed of their lives, simply because they were Israeli.
- War has never been the choice of the State of Israel. Our choice is, as it always was, the path of peace. But when war and terror are forced upon us, we will not surrender and we will not back down. For nearly 2,000 years, we were stateless and powerless in the face of hatred and indifference. Those days are no more.
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