Israeli Affairs

Anger in “Israel” because of UN Security Council Session on Palestine

Israeli media revealed a severe state of anger inside Israel because the UN Security Council held on Tuesday, a special open session to discuss the situation in Palestine, chaired by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, whose country presides over the Council for the current month.

The Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, said that the representative of the Israeli occupation state at the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, requested a postponement of the date of the session because it coincided with the Israeli “Memorial Day”, a day designated by Tel Aviv to commemorate the victims of the attacks and the soldiers who died in defense of “Israel”. .
The newspaper stated that Erdan read the names of those killed this year in hostilities and lit a candle in their memory, before leaving the discussion in protest against the refusal to postpone the session.

According to Yedioth, the session represents a periodic discussion on the Middle East and the Palestinian issue, and is not expected to lead to any dramatic decisions.

It said that Israel is angry about the timing of the session, pointing out that Erdan sent a letter to the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, on April 3, in which he asked to postpone the discussion, but Moscow refused, and the level of discussion was raised to the level of foreign ministers, in which he participated, Among others, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki.

In his message to the Russian ambassador, Erdan said, “Despite the many talks that took place on this subject, Russia refused to postpone the timing of this session, which coincides with a holy and special day for all of Israel.”

He added, “The date of the session does not meet the basic requirements for conducting such a discussion, and it is not appropriate. As the current president of the Security Council, Russia is required to play a neutral role, but despite that, it has set an open discussion in which Israel is required to participate, which constitutes indifference and indifference.” respect for this holy day which will directly affect my ability to represent Israel.”

According to the newspaper, the session discussed, among other things, the violation of the status quo on the Temple Mount and the situation in the occupied West Bank.

The newspaper indicated that Israel protested to Russia over its refusal to change the date of the session, pointing out that Tel Aviv believes that the refusal stems from Moscow’s dissatisfaction with Israel’s support for Ukraine.

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