Helping with PR. Gillerman
Former Ambassador to the UN Danny Gillerman is scheduled to leave for New York Wednesday night to assist in Israel's PR campaign amid the fallout from the publication of the Goldstone Report, which says the IDF and Hamas committed war crimes during their December-January conflict in Gaza.
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"This is war, and in war when you are sent a Tzav Shmone (emergency draft order), you enlist," Gillerman told Ynet.
Gillerman is heading to New York at the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman as the UN General Assembly is debating the Gaza war report.
Arab member states and their supporters are hoping to refer the report to the Security Council and, further on down the line, even to the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
"I am travelling to New York to do the work of a plain soldier. We are at war – a PR battle against the Goldstone Report," said the former envoy, "I'll do my best to explain that the report is one-sided, distorted and biased."
During his two days in New York Gillerman is expected to interview with American and foreign media outlets.
Meanwhile, FM Lieberman on Wednesday met with his European counterparts from Britain, Hungary and Italy to discuss the Goldstone Report.
During the meeting, he said a failure to back democratic countries in their fight against terror constitutes support for terrorists' cause.