Daily Israel Report

Israel's UN Envoy Welcomes Condemnation of Belgium Attack

Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, says it's important that the UN deal with the issue of anti-Semitism.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 5/30/2014, 4:14 AM

Ron Prosor
Ron Prosor
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Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, welcomed on Thursday the UN Security Council’s condemnation of the terror attack in Brussels, in which four people were killed, including two Israelis.

Prosor said in a statement that it is important that anti-Semitism be dealt with by the United Nations.

“The members of the UN Security Council joined Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last night in condemning the terrorist attack against the Jewish Museum in Brussels that left four civilians dead,” he said.

“The Security Council's statement is a necessary step for the international community to acknowledge the rise of anti-Semitism, in all its forms. It is fitting for this issue to be dealt with by the United Nations, an organization that was founded directly after the greatest anti-Semitic event in world history.

“We must reinforce the issue on the UN agenda and ensure that the international community does not neglect the issue, which unfortunately has yet to disappear,” said Prosor’s statement.

In condemning the attack, the UN Security Council said there was “a possible anti-Semitic motivation behind it.”

Belgian news media reported on Tuesday that local police have arrested a suspect in the shooting incident, which has been called a "terrorist assassination" by the Belgian federal prosecutor.

The attack was condemned on Thursday by Turkey, which said in a statement, “We want to hope that the attack was not launched with racist motivations and does not have anti-Semitic characteristics.”