'They won't be the same ambassadors they were before'

Israel's ambassador to UN speaks to Arutz Sheva about importance of delegation of UN ambassadors taking part in March of the Living.

Yoni Kempinski,

Delegation during March of the Living
Delegation during March of the Living
Jakub Włodek.

A delegation of UN ambassadors headed by Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, took part in the March of the Living on Thursday. The delegation consisted of ambassadors from Europe, Africa and Latin America who marched from Birkenau to Auschwitz today.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva during the event, Danon explained the importance of the delegation.

“The UN was established right after the Holocaust in order to prevent another Holocaust. Unfortunately, what we see today is the rise of anti-Semitism within the halls of the UN. That is why it is so important to have a group of UN ambassadors coming here to Auschwitz, speaking with survivors, seeing the horrors. [To] understand the story of the Jewish people.

“From here they will go to Israel and see what Israel has achieved in its brief 70-year existence,and they will understand why we take it seriously when somebody threatens to destroy the Jewish people.

“I am sure they will not be the same ambassadors they were before they came.”