The UN Security Council held a special session at the behest of the Palestinian Authority on the subject of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Israeli ultra leftist-anarchist NGO B’tselem was invited by the Security Council to speak at the council condemning Israel over ‘settlement’ activities.
B’tselem chairman Hagai Elad, used his time at the UN to attack the Israeli government’s policies, blame the government for violence against the ‘Palestinians’, “take action (against Israel), now.”
The Israeli leftist organization “Peace Now” was also invited to the session, but was unable to come, instead sending a representative from its US office. The representative said that “the values enshrined in the Israeli Declaration of Independence are in question.”
The unofficial hearing was the opening shot fired by the Palestinian Authority to get a Security Council resolution passed against Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. The session was officially convened by the countries of Malaysia, Venezuela, Senegal, and Angola after a Palestinian Authority request. The name of the session was “Settlements as a barrier to peace and to the two state solution.”
Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said that the Palestinians are looking for any way they can to get out of negotiations, and are committing “diplomatic terrorism” against Israel.
Danon harshly criticized the Israeli organizations that took part in the meeting, saying, “Just two days after anti-Israel forces approved a resolution intending to sever the historical bond between the Jewish people and Jerusalem, Israeli organizations chose to slander and besmirch Israel’s good name at an event organized by the Palestinian delegation.
“We will continue to fight and tell the truth about Israel despite the attempts to spread lies about us. It is unfortunate that Israeli organizations have joined the Palestinian attempts to wage diplomatic terror against Israel at the UN,” he added.
The participation at the meeting by Peace Now and B’Tselem was criticized by Israeli officials on Thursday, among them MK Yoav Kisch (Likud), who said that these organizations should be cut off “because they have already cut themselves off from the discourse of Israeli society, from the people who democratically elected their leaders in the Knesset. They don’t care about the terror wave affecting Israel or the constant incitement to kill Israelis.”
“They have cut themselves off from the bereaved families who lost loved ones. They have cut themselves off from the soldiers and security forces who sacrifice their lives to protect this nation,” he added.