Former UN envoy: Israel’s international status at all-time low

17.05.2011                      13.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 28 des Omer

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Former UN envoy: Israel's international status at all-time low

Discussing Palestinians' expected declaration of statehood, Gabriela Shalev says Israel has 'no chance' of dealing with the move in the General Assembly.

Israel's current status at the United Nations is at an all-time low, Israel's former UN ambassador, Prof. Gabriela Shalev, said yesterday at a session of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Also speaking at the meeting, former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy said that peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are currently impossible.
"Israel has no chance of dealing with the Palestinian move in the General Assembly," Shalev said, discussing the Palestinians' expected declaration of statehood after a UN vote this September. "The United States is not interested in vetoing the UN's recognition of a Palestinian state." Shalev added that the UN is today the foremost place for activity against Israel….