Ron Prosor 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Addressing the United Nations on Wednesday, Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor
highlighted two key Israeli concerns: the Iranian race for nuclear arms and
Palestinian intolerance toward Israel.
“Earlier this month, the Iranian
delegate stood in front of the General Assembly to share Iran’s so-called
concerns with the Arms Trade Treaty... this is like the mafia complaining that
the crime rate in New York is high,” Prosor said.
He warned the UN, “Make
no mistake – Iran’s ambition for nuclear weapons is the single greatest threat
to the Middle East and the entire world.”
Prosor noted that following
last month’s negotiation attempts with the Islamic Republic, “Iran announced two
key infrastructure projects. Surprise, surprise, both of them expanded Iran’s
ability to process uranium.”
Prosor further rebuked Iran for sending
Hezbollah fighters to help Syrian President Bashar Assad butcher his own
Though the bulk of Prosor’s speech centered around the Iranian
nuclear problem, he reserved some choice words to address the issue of
Palestinian intolerance as a society toward the Israeli people.
cradles to kindergarten classrooms, from the fields of summer camps to the
fields of football stadiums, messages of intolerance fill Palestinian society,”
he said. “It doesn’t take an urban planner to realize that the Palestinians are
missing the blueprints to build a peaceful neighborhood.”
concluded his address by calling on the UN to strengthen its support for
“tolerance, mutual recognition, and security [in the Middle East].”