Secretary-General Antonio Guterres came under fire Tuesday after said said at a UN Security Council meeting that the Hamas invasion of southwestern Israel and the massacre of 1,400 Israelis “did not happen in a vacuum.”
There is a growing fear that despite US public opinion, Obama’s obsession to distance the US diplomatically from Israel could lead him to forgo employing the US veto in the Security Council, or worse, endorse a resolution which could pave the way for global sanctions against Israel.
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon praised the UN Security Council's decision last week to renew the mandate to deploy the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan Heights region until the end of the year.
Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations questioned members of the Security Council (UNSC) on Monday about how they would have responded had Iran engraved threats to annihilate their own countries on ballistic missiles it was about to test-launch.
Israel blasted a United Nations Security Council statement about the ongoing tension at the Temple Mount, saying the statement "completely ignores" both Palestinian violence and Jewish history at the holy site.