Israel UN envoy Ron Prosor at the UN 390.
(photo credit: Screenshot Al Jazeera)
WASHINGTON – Israeli Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor thanked a gathering of pro-
Israel pastors in Washington on Tuesday for their grassroots and political
support, warning that the Jewish state faced tough days ahead as the region’s
future became increasingly unstable.
Speaking at the Christians United
for Israel conference, Prosor said the state had weathered six wars and economic
isolation, but that the new offensive against Israel – a campaign of
delegitimization – was “Chinese torture” that would slowly have a real and
His speech came just hours after he gave remarks at the
UN Security Council during its monthly debate on the Middle East.
told the Christian group that 80 percent of the monthly UN debate addresses
Israel, while issues concerning Syria, Egypt and Iran take a back seat. The
ambassador mocked foreign officials who argued that the Palestinian question
remained the Middle East’s greatest challenge.
“It is surprising that
while certain ‘small and insignificant’ events are taking place in Egypt,
100,000 Syrian citizens are being slaughtered by a ruthless dictator, Bashar Assad, and Hezbollah is conducting terror campaigns across the globe, the
Security Council prefers to allocate 80% of its time [to] scrutinizing every
balcony and rooftop in Judea and Samaria,” he told the conference.
Israeli-Palestinian negotiations coordinated by the United States are scheduled
to resume this week. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas also spoke to the Christian
The Senate newcomer said that “under each and every circumstance,”
the alliance between Israel and the United States “must remain entirely
Cruz claimed that seven of the nine main rebel groups in
Syria are affiliated with al-Qaida – a statistic The Jerusalem Post
The senator also said he viewed an Israeli attack on Iranian
nuclear facilities as “entirely possible in the coming months.”
Christian organization awarded its Defender of Israel Award to Malcolm Hoenlein,
executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish
Christians United for Israel, founded in 2006, has 1.3
million members across the US.