Arab MK to participate in UN forum on '50 years of occupation'

Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon slams MK Touma-Sliman's intention to participate in anti-Israel UN event. 'An abuse of her position.'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Aida Touma-Suleiman
Aida Touma-Suleiman
Knesset spokesperson

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon blasted Arab Joint List MK Aida Touma-Sliman’s intention to participate later this month in a special conference entitled the “United Nations Forum to Mark Fifty Years of Occupation.”

The forum, organized by the UN Division for Palestinian Rights, will take place on June 29-30 and will included panels on “Beyond Occupation: The Path ahead to Palestinian Independence and a Just Peace” and “The Costs and Consequences of 50 Years of Occupation.”

In addition to MK Touma-Sliman, speakers at the gathering will include Hagai El-Ad, Executive Director of B’Tselem, PA official Saeb Erekat, journalists, academics and diplomats.

“It is shameful that a member of Knesset is abusing her position and is working together with the Palestinians to harm Israel at the UN,” said Ambassador Danon. “Her presence at this anti-Israel gathering, with the sole purpose of defaming our country, crosses all red lines,” the Ambassador concluded.