Danon calls Venezuelan envoy's statements 'clear anti-Semitism'

May 7, 2016 02:40

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon strongly condemned the Venezuelan ambassador’s remarks and said the statement is “clear anti-Semitism against the Jewish state”.

“His remarks are a direct continuations to the Palestinian representative’s statement a few days ago comparing Israel to the Nazis,” Danon said.  “The Palestinians are bringing anti-Semitism into the halls of the UN and are legitimizing racists and crass language in the parliament of nations.”

Last week, Palestinian representative to the UN Riyad Mansour compared Israeli actions to the suppression of the Warsaw uprising by the Nazis in World War Two.

Ambassador Danon and the Israeli Mission said they immediately worked with members of the Security Council and UN officials to ensure that the Venezuelan remarks would be quickly condemned.

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