Prosor urges UN to drop the Israel myths
ISRAEL’S AMBASSADOR to the United Nations has called for the international body to move on from “myths” about the Middle East in order to take an honest look at Israel and its neighbours.
Ron Prosor, who took on the role after stepping down as envoy to the UK, highlighted the many other problems and conflicts in the Arab world in a speech to the UN Security Council.
As Israel prepared for Yom Hazikaron, the day on which the state honours its fallen soldiers, he said: “It is important for Israel and the Palestinians to resolve our longstanding conflict for its own merits.
“Yet the truth is that conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Egypt, Bahrain and many other parts of the Middle East have nothing to do with Israel.”
He went on: “Resolving the IsraeliPalestinian conflict won’t stop the persecution of minorities across the region, end the subjugation of women, or heal sectarian divides.”
He also emphasised the “850,000 untold stories” in the many documents the UN has written about Israel and the Palestinians, of Jews who were “uprooted from their homes in Arab countries during the past 64 years”.