09.02.2011 05.Adar l, 5771
'Lack of official Israeli envoy at UN forfeits the arena to Palestinians'
Diplomats slam Netanyahu's failure to appoint permanent ambassador to UN, say Israel especially needs the UN now, 'at the height of an assault on its legitimacy.'
Diplomats at the United Nations on Tuesday were harshly critical of Israel's ongoing failure to appoint a permanent ambassador to the UN, saying it has essentially forfeited the arena to the Palestinians.
While Israel is represented by an acting ambassador, Meron Reuben, he lacks the authority of a permanent representative….