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October 2, 2016 12:19 pm

In Rosh Hashanah Greeting, Israel’s UN Envoy Touts ‘Unprecedented’ Successes of Past Year

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Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon. Photo: Screenshot.

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon. Photo: Screenshot.

Over the past year, Israel has “won an unprecedented amount of victories” at the United Nations, the Jewish state’s envoy to the global institution said in a Rosh Hashanah video greeting published on Facebook on Sunday.

“For years, we’ve stuck to the narrative that the UN hates us, that the UN enables antisemitism and allows obsessive anti-Israel resolutions to be passed,” Danon said. “But this doesn’t mean we should give up.”

Danon listed a number of recent Israeli successes at the UN, including: the Israeli emergency response organization ZAKA receiving official UN consultative status; Yom Kippur being recognized as an official UN holiday; and Danon himself being elected as chair of the UN Legal Committee.

“We didn’t hesitate to spread the truth about Israel in the halls of the UN,” Danon said. “And we didn’t give up even when they tried to censor us.”

During his address to the UN General Assembly last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu predicted “a bright future” for the Jewish state at the UN.

“Back home, your governments are rapidly changing their attitudes toward Israel,” the prime minister told assembled delegates. “Everything will change, and a lot sooner than you think.”

Watch Danon’s full Rosh Hashanah greeting below:

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    The answer is absolutely not.
    Why is the Vatican pressing Israel to surrender its Jewish holy sites which precedes the Christians sites to the Muslims?
    Why the lack of outcry? The Arabs/Muslims after terrorizing and expelling millions of Jews from their countries and now there is very little Jews or no Jews at all. The Arabs/Muslims are persecuting and forcing all Christians to leave the Arab/Muslim countries.
    It is amazing the muted outcry by the Christian community for such despicable behavior by the Arabs/Muslims against the millions upon millions of Christians. It seems the Vatican has no power or will to protest vehemently of such treatment. Why are they not taking a much more forceful action to stop such horrific treatment of Christians by the Muslims.
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    Whatever happened to the idea of pondering one’s failures during the Ten Days of Repentence?