A Pro-Israel Moment at the United Nations? – Israel Today

A Pro-Israel Moment at the United Nations?

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 |  Israel Today Staff
“Look around you. This is an historic moment in the UN!”
Those were the words of Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon on Tuesday as he looked out over a packed General Assembly Hall at the start of an event opposing the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
More than 2,000 attended the session, making it one of the rare occasions, if not the only to date, in which the UN General Assembly Hall could be described as a place of pro-Israel sentiment.
“Never before have so many people, from so many places, gathered here in the General Assembly to declare unanimous support for the State of Israel,” Danon continued.
Under the banner “Building Bridges, Not Boycotts”, Danon explained to the international community that the BDS phenomenon is a thin mask for “modern-day anti-Semitism”, and urged the world to “put an end to its ideology of hatred and lies. …We will not allow the forces of hate to demonize Israel. Together, we will defeat BDS.”
The gathering was addressed by other Jewish and Israeli leaders, and was also regaled by American-Jewish singer and songwriter Matisyahu whose hit “Jerusalem” elicited cheers and applause from the audience.
The video presentation was screened during the session.

Watch here: Pro-Israel Movement at the UN

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