Prosor: The UN is a Rubber Stamp for the PA

The UN’s automatic pro-Arab majority distorts history and makes the body a “rubber stamp for the PA," charges Israeli Ambassador Prosor.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 11/30/2011, 8:58 AM

The United Nation’s automatic pro-Arab majority distorts history and makes the body a “rubber stamp for the Palestinian Authority," Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor charged Tuesday.

“Instead of promoting peace, the U.N. perpetuates the conflict. All that is required to distort history is an automatic majority in the U.N. rather than accuracy of facts,” he said on the anniversary of the international body’s recognition of the State of Israel in 1947.

In a direct contradiction of the historic vote 64 years ago, the United Nations now calls the day “Observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.”

Against a tidal wave of pro-Palestinian Authority speeches Tuesday, Prosor pointed out, “U.N. Resolution 181 [in 1947] mentions the Jewish state no less than 25 times, but for 64 years the Palestinian leaders have not dared to use the term even once. The fact is that by 1967 Judea and Samaria were part of Jordan and Gaza was part of Egypt. The Arab world at the time did nothing to establish a Palestinian state.”

Prosor, who was highly successful as Israel’s ambassador to Britain, also exposed the myth of “Palestinian refugees.”

He stated, "The difference between the two distinct populations Arab and Jewish] [was – and still is – that Israel absorbed the refugees into our society. Our neighbors did not.

"Refugee camps in Israel gave birth to thriving towns and cities. Refugee camps in Arab countries gave birth to more Palestinian refugees.”