Israel protested at the United Nations commemorating the 74th anniversary of the vote on the Partition Plan, which called for the creation of a Jewish state alongside an Arab state under the British Mandate, through a solidarity event with the Palestinians.
The Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, described the decision to hold an event in the General Assembly aimed at promoting the Palestinian “right of return” on this day as “outrageous.”
Erdan added, “On November 29, exactly 74 years ago, the United Nations recognized the right of the Jewish people to a state. The Jews and Israel accepted this partition plan, the Palestinians and the Arab countries rejected it, and they tried to destroy us.”
He continued: “The Palestinians and the Arab countries not only attacked Israel and the Jewish state, but also persecuted, massacred and eventually expelled the Jewish communities in their countries,” accusing the international community of ignoring these events and focusing only on the Palestinians.
Instead, the United Nations has the audacity to organize a solidarity event with the Palestinians on the anniversary of the Palestinians’ decision to choose violence, and on the day the Palestinians chose violence, the United Nations also dared to advance the outrageous and false “right of return,” a demand It would lead to the complete annihilation of the Jewish state.”
Erdan continued, “By presenting and amplifying the false and dangerous narrative of the Palestinians and silencing the real tragic stories of Jewish refugees expelled from Arab countries and Iran, the United Nations is erasing Jewish history and distorting the truth and we will never allow that to happen.”
It should be noted that the “right of return” is one of the core issues of the conflict in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as the Palestinians consider that five million Palestinians have the right to return to their ancestral lands, while Israel rejects the demand, saying that it represents an attempt by the Palestinians to destroy Israel in terms of numbers. about:blank
In a related context, the Israeli mission to the United Nations launched a campaign jointly with the World Jewish Congress, during which trucks will drive through New York bearing the message “Do not erase Jewish history.”
Source: “The Times of Israel”