Israeli schools teach their students that on November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly voted to end British rule in Israel, and approved the foundation of two states – one Jewish and the other Arab. The Jews in Israel rejoiced over the decision, while the Arabs wholeheartedly rejected it. Several years ago the Assembly decided to transform this date into a day of identification with the palestinian people. In spite of improved relations in recent years, the UN remains a body hostile to Israel. About 20 committees in the international organization are dedicated to the palestinian issue, and operate against Israel.
The UN “celebrated” Nov. 29 with a conference to mark “an international day of sympathy with the palestinian people,” with the participation of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. The General Assembly held a special session to discuss “The Question of palestine – a report by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.”
“The palestinians have turned Nov. 29 into a hostage for their whims,” said Israel’s ambassador to the UN Dan Gillerman. “I will not participate in this charade. Each year this ritual repeats itself. The Arab and Muslim representatives fill the assembly hall with defaming speeches.”
Click here to read Israel’s UN Statement on Rantisi by Ambassador Dan Gillerman, and click here to read a statement on Israel’s security fence by Ambassador Dan Gillerman, and click here to read Ambassador Dan Gillerman defending Israel’s position in Rafah.
Thank you, Ambassador Dan Gillerman, for being the righteous, articulate and scholared permanent representative of Israel to the muslim-infested United Nations.