Israel's UN Envoy: If Mali Is on France's Doorstep, Gaza Is in Our Living Room

(Times of Israel) Raphael Ahren - Israeli ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor told the UN Security Council on Wednesday: "France's foreign minister said this month that his country was fighting to prevent the creation of an Islamist terrorist enclave 'at the doorstep of France and Europe.' If Mali is on France's doorstep, Gaza is in Israel's living room." "France's principled stand should be commended. We only ask that France and all the countries who are supporting its principled stand today, support Israel tomorrow when we fight Islamic terrorism on our borders." Prosor also expressed the Israeli government's view that the UN's upgrade of Palestine to a nonmember observer state has no tangible meaning. "The only Palestinian state in these halls is the Palestinian state of denial," Prosor said.

2013-01-24 00:00:00

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