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February 24, 2015 11:06 am

Israel Hands Out ‘Oscars’ at the United Nations, Best Actor Award Goes to Iran (VIDEO)

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Israel's UN AMbassador Ron Prosor. Photo: UN Photo/Evan Schneider.

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor sarcastically handed out “Oscar” awards to other member states at a Security Council session on Monday, the morning after Hollywood recognized its own stars.

“Last night Hollywood celebrated the Oscars, and as millions tuned in, I thought of the following: If the Oscars for Maintenance of International Peace and Security were given at the UN, I would not be surprised if these candidates were awarded a prize,” Prosor said at the session devoted to reflecting on history, and reaffirming the strong commitment to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.

“In the Best Actor Category – for acting like a peace loving country while developing nuclear capabilities, denying the Holocaust, and threatening the destruction of another member state… the Oscar goes to Iran,” the diplomat announced.

In the category of Best Supporting Actor, Prosor recognized Iran-backed Lebanese terror group Hezbollah “for its unrelenting support to the Assad Regime in killing hundreds of thousands of civilians.”

“In the category for Best Visual Effects – for making women disappear from the public sphere, the Oscar goes to… surprise surprise… Saudi Arabia. No competition there.

“And finally, for rewriting history, the Oscar for Best Editing goes to… the Palestinian Authority. But the truth is – the Palestinian Authority already received enough prizes from this institution.”

In conclusion, Ambassador Prosor said: “Oscars aside, if we want to pursue peace and security in the real world, it is time to bring down the curtain on this theater of the absurd and return the original values of the UN Charter back to center stage.”

His comments came as Israel has elevated its vocal opposition to the deal now under discussion between world powers and Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. While the White House has seemed willing to trust Iran’s intentions, Israel has consistently insisted that the regime can’t be trusted.

Watch a video of Prosor’s remarks below:

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  • James G. Borden

    What a fantastic reality-based sense of humor by Israel’s Ambassador to the United States.

  • ME

    The article ends with these words, “Watch a video of Prosor’s remarks below:”

    Well, where is the video???

  • Pierre Elie Mamou

    humour is the best slap on un’s face

  • john hamzawsky

    these sarcastic notions might lead the viewer to the impression that either Israel is impotent, when it comes to the Iranian issue, or the opposing is fake, and Israel is in coherent with all what Iran is doing (just for the present time)

  • A week ago Ron Prosor was interviewed by Rabbi Shmuely Boteach in a hall at Cooper Union. A small hall and it was maybe half full, maybe.

    Prosor was brilliant and relevant as always.

    I would have liked to have seen more people attend and show support for Israel’s exemplary representative in the UN.

  • Iran – which openly declares its intention to destroy the State of Israel – will receive a license to develop the production of bombs,” Israel must bomb Iran reactors before it is too late. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg