11 UN ambassadors arrive in Israel for first hand experience

 

11 UN ambassadors arrived in Israel Sunday as part of Israel’s UN Ambassador’s attempt to present the int’l delegates with an Israeli perspective, that would hopefully influence their home countries’ future votes regarding Israel.

By Itamar Eichner

 

The eleven ambassadors representing countries from all over the world, arrived in Israel Sunday at the invitation of Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon, who plans on showing his colleagues an alternative and more complex view of Israel.

Danon’s guests included ambassadors from Uruguay (which serves as the UN Security Council), Thailand, Serbia, Tanzania, Liberia, Bosnia, Panama, Equatorial Guinea, Palau, the Marshall Islands and Moldova.

“Everyone who visits our country walks away with a deeper understanding of our security challenges,” said Danon. “The aim here is to try and get them to change their voting patterns, in the UN and beyond.” He added that the visit also holds a mutual interest, to learn and teach one another. “It’s also important to remember that the countries of the world view Israel as an inspiration and wish to learn from our success.”

The delegation’s trip was set up by the American Jewish Committee. During their time in Israel, the ambassadors will tour Kibbutz Nahal Oz located near the border with Gaza, visit the Ziv Medical Center in Safed to meet some of the Syrian patients receiving care there, undergo a security briefing along the border with Lebanon and fly the Israeli skies to get a bird’s eye view of the country.

Wishing to showcase different sides of Israel, Danon’s guests will also visit holy sites in Jerusalem, a water purifying plant in Ashkelon and be introduced to Israel’s ever-growing culinary scene.

 

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