Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, spoke on Wednesday at a high-level meeting in the Security Council on the Israel-Hamas war. The UN Secretary-General and the Foreign Ministers of China, Brazil, and several Arab countries participated in the meeting.
Ambassador Erdan began his speech by saying, ”On November 29, 1947, the UN voted to adopt the Partition Plan and the establishment of the Jewish State. Yet, while Israel joyfully accepted this resolution, the Arab states rejected it and instead tried to annihilate Israel. Today, exactly 76 years later, history is somewhat repeating itself. Foreign Ministers of some Arab countries have arrived here today in order to support a terror organization that aims to annihilate Israel. Thankfully, the plan to eliminate Israel was unsuccessful then, just as it will be unsuccessful today.”
Ambassador Erdan continued, “This deep-seated hatred of Israel and Jews, from even before its establishment until this very day, stems from the very same genocidal ideology that drives Hamas. This is not a political conflict or about partitioning land. It is solely about the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews.”
Ambassador Erdan presented a picture of Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, next to Hitler and said, “This picture tells you everything you need to know about this conflict. Al-Husseini dedicated his life to ensuring that there would be no Jewish presence in Israel or in any Arab land. It was the Mufti’s ideology that sparked the expulsion of Jews from Arab countries and Iran. A century ago, over one million Jews lived in Arab countries, yet today, there are only a couple of thousand. Where did all the Jews disappear to? The Jews of Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Iran? They were expelled, so enough with the hypocrisy!
The Ambassador clarified, “The Palestinian Mufti is no different than Yayha Sinwar or Ismail Haniyeh. He is no different than Hassan Nasrallah, the Houthis, or the Ayatollahs in Iran. They are all the same, driven by the same goal of Israel’s annihilation and the mass murder of Jews. It’s time for the Security Council to address this evil before another atrocity is committed.”
The Ambassador criticized the members of the Council calling for a ceasefire, “How can one call for a ceasefire and at the same time claim to seek a solution to the conflict?
After all, anyone who supports a ceasefire basically supports Hamas’ continued reign of terror in Gaza. Hamas is a genocidal terror organization – they don’t hide it – not a reliable partner for peace. Don’t you see the contradiction here? Calling for both a ceasefire and peace is a paradox.”