Ambassador Prosor
Ambassador Prosor Reuters

Israel's Ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, has become the latest high-profile figure to accept the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge", a viral campaign which aims to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Association to research Lou Gehrig’s disease.

"As Israel's ambassador to the United Nations I usually get a chilly reception..." quipped Prosor, who is well-known for his witty one-liners, before nominating "the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, who spends most of his time trying to break the ice between countries" to take up the challenge himself.

Prosor also nominated "my good friend Samantha Power, the American ambassador to the United Nations who is leading the efforts to put ISIS on ice," referring to US support for a Kurdish offensive against bloodthirsty jihadis from the "Islamic State" terrorist group.

The campaign has already seen many celebrities dumping a bucket of ice water over their heads, and Yesh Atid MK Dov Lipman recently challenged his fellow parliamentarians to do the same, after taking up the challenge himself.