WASHINGTON - Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor,
slammed the UN's launch of the International 'Year of Solidarity' with the Palestinians.
At the event, Prosor said that "The United Nations continues to oil the Palestinian propaganda machine and produce highly publicized events on their behalf. Rather than putting an end to Palestinian incitement."
Ron Prosor slams UN's International Year of Solidarity with Palestinians. Archive (Photo: AFP)
Netanyahu made similar comments Thursday, slamming critics of Israel's West Bank settlements as "hypocrites."
Referencing news that the Europeans were planning on summoning Israeli ambassadors to protest settlement construction, Netanyahu asked rhetorically "When did the EU call in the Palestinian ambassadors to complain about the incitement that calls for Israel's destruction?"
Prosor's comments went even further, claiming that "the UN is now the primary platform for Palestinian propaganda. The organization allocates endless resources to advancing lies and half-truths of the Palestinian leadership instead of dealing with pressing issues facing the international community and the Middle East region."
Prosor added that “While they seek solidarity, the Palestinians continue to educate an entire generation to hate Israel.
"The terrorism from the PA’s territories into Israel
has doubled in the past year, and I have yet to hear the UN propose solidarity with the Israeli victims of terror."
Netanyahu said eariler that the "imbalance" in the treatment of Israel and the Palestinians was hampering peace efforts. "I think it pushes peace further away, because it tells the Palestinians: 'You can basically do whatever you want, say anything you want, incite any way you want and you wont be held accountable'."