Dafna Meir's family visits UN

Husband and daughter of terror victim to present to the UN human faces of victims of Arab incitement.

Arutz Sheva staff ,

The Meir family and Ambassador Danon at the UN
The Meir family and Ambassador Danon at the UN
Office of Israeli Ambassador to the UN

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon and the non-profit One Family, invited Natan and Renana Meir, the widower and daughter of Israeli terror victim Dafna Meir to visit the UN. 

“We will show the world the truth about Palestinian terror,” Danon said. “It is time for the UN to condemn Palestinian incitement and make clear that there is no difference between terror attacks in France and Belgium than terrorism against Israelis."  

"Do Israeli lives matter less?" he added. 

Dafna Meir was murdered by a 15-year-old Palestinian terrorist last January at the entrance to her home in Otniel, while three of her children were at home.  She was able to fight back against the terrorist and in doing so saved her children.  The terrorist later admitted that his decision to commit murder came after his exposure to video clips and other hate-filled content on Palestinian TV and social media. 

“It is time to put an end to the incitement emanating from the Palestinian Authority,” Danon declared.  

Ahead of their visit, Natan and Renana Meir noted that “It is difficult to express in words the deep pain and unbearable longing."  

"This sense of loss breaks our heart and our soul," they continued. "With broken hearts, we ask the international community for help."

"We hear those who say that terror is a result of frustration, and we ask – is there anything more frustrating than what we have endured?”

One Family, an Israeli non-profit which cares for those who have been bereaved or injured in terrorist attacks, accompanied the Meirs on their visit to New York. 

“The impact of terrorism can only be understood through the stories of the victims themselves,” said Chantal Belzberg, Executive Vice-Chairman of One Family.  “We believe that Natan and Renana’s perspective on terror is important to anyone who wants to understand what is happening to the people of Israel, and especially to those who want to put an end to this horror."

"By bringing them to New York we hope to bring this unique vision to the world and ultimately defeat terrorism,” she concluded.