(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski )
Dan Gillerman, a former Israeli ambassador to the UN, referred to that body as
“the citadel of hypocrisy” Monday night.
He was addressing a fundraising
event in Herzliya Pituah to benefit projects for the English Speaking Residents
Association (ESRA) on behalf of the Ethiopian community in
Gillerman, who was only the second Israeli after Abba Eban to
serve as vice president of the UN General Assembly, said the UN had three
standards – one for democracy, one for totalitarian states and another for
Reviewing developments in the region, he said, “Israel today is
in one of its most precarious situations and maybe even the most dangerous
existentially than ever in a dramatically changing world and
The world has become so crazy, he added, that Russian
President Vladimir Putin can be compared with the pope, Iranian President Hassan
Rouhani with Mother Theresa and Syrian President Bashar Assad with the head of
the Red Cross.
In light of events in recent days, Gillerman continued, US
President Barack Obama is doing everything he can to prove that he deserved to
receive the Nobel Peace Prize.