United Nations General Assembly 370 (R).
(photo credit: Chip East / Reuters)
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu offered a nameless UN interpreter a job if she
is fired from her UN position for saying in an open microphone that the world
body treats Israel unfairly.
On Thursday, during a General Assembly
committee’s adoption of nine anti- Israel resolutions, the interpreter wondered
out loud and into the microphone that went into the headphones of the delegates
in the hall, as well as to anyone watching online, why it was that Israel was
singled out when there were so many other ills around the globe.
I think when you have five statements, not five, but like a total of 10
resolutions on Israel and Palestine, there’s gotta be something, c’est un peu
trop, non? [It’s a bit much, no?] I mean I know, yes, yes, but there’s other
really bad shit happening, but no one says anything about the other
Chuckles were heard in the hall for about a second, before the
interpreter – who obviously realized that what she said went out live – offered
The secretary of the meeting said, “I understand there was a
problem with the interpretation,” to which the interpreter said: “Interpreter
Netanyahu, who played the brief clip for the cabinet at its
weekly meeting on Sunday, said that this was a rare moment of pleasure for
Israel in an international setting.
“I hope nothing bad happens to the
interpreter, but in order to remove all doubt I can say that a place of
employment is assured her in Israel if things go in that direction,” he
“Sometimes the veil of hypocrisy over the incessant attacks against
us is ripped off, and this interpreter did that,” he added.