The defense Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman in new York met with the ambassadors of Canada, Russia, India, Italy, Ukraine, Senegal, Singapore, Rwanda, Greece, Cyprus, Netherlands, Bulgaria and Argentina to the United Nations. The meeting was organized by Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Dani Danon.
During the meeting the head of the Israeli defense Ministry stated that, from the point of view of security, everything that happens in the world during the last decades, caused serious concern. At the same time, the UN and other international organizations, are not able to cope with the overwhelming world problems, and is becoming less and less relevant on the international stage.
«What is happening in Syria, which has killed more than half a million people, and in other countries in the Middle East, where every day hundreds of people are dying, like what happened in some countries in Africa and other places around the world — it should bother all of us. Exactly how and what is happening in North Korea, where the mad leader has turned their own citizens into hostages, breaks all the rules and international laws regarding the use of nuclear weapons and other issues, and the Security Council has not taken any real and effective action to stop it. This is all in addition to what is happening in other areas, such as the adoption of anti-Israel resolutions and absurd votes in UNESCO and the Council of human rights. Suffice it to recall the resolution, according to which the Jews have no relation to the Temple mount, the resolution, which is the quintessence of all the world’s hypocrisy. All this clearly proves that the UN, including the Security Council, is not fulfilling its functions and is not able to influence what is happening in the world,» said Lieberman.
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said after the meeting that representatives of many countries in the UN arrived at a meeting with Avigdor Lieberman, to discuss challenges faced by Israel in the security sphere. They showed great interest in how Israel confronts the challenges and cope with the complex reality existing in the middle East.
«We are strengthening our ties and established cooperation with many countries in the world, and our allies have a clear understanding of the fact that Israel is an island of stability in the seething middle East,» said Danny Danon.