Speeches by Israeli representatives
Statement on behalf of Israel to the HRC 27th Session08 Sep 2014What the latest Special Session failed to achieve is to point an accusing finger and name Hamas as the perpetrator of war crimes and gross violator of the human rights of the population under its control. In short, the Session was a travesty.
Amb Prosor addresses UN Security Council: Protection of Children in Armed Conflict08 Sep 2014Israel is committed to upholding international law and takes great measures to ensure the protection of civilians. In contrast, radical extremist groups like Hamas see no problem with using civilians and children to achieve their ends.
Amb Manor addresses the Human Rights Council01 Sep 2014The Human Rights Council must stand as a symbol for the repudiation of the gross violations of human rights committed by terrorist groups. Terrorism and its sponsors must be defeated.
Amb Prosor addresses special UN General Assembly session on Gaza06 Aug 2014To achieve sustained quiet in Israel and build a peaceful and prosperous Gaza, Hamas must be disarmed, Gaza must be demilitarized. And the international community must divorce itself from the romantic notion of Hamas as 'freedom fighters'.
Amb Manor addresses the Human Rights Council23 Jul 2014Hamas is committing war crimes when it fires rockets and missiles indiscriminately at Israeli towns and villages. In ten days, Hamas fired 2000 rockets - that's 2000 war crimes. And this Council sits in judgment of Israel?
Amb Roet addresses UN Security Council on situation in the Middle East22 Jul 2014The Palestinian civilian casualties are a direct result of Hamas’s decision to continue firing rockets and sending terrorists toward Israel while using their civilians to protect their leaders and terrorists.
Amb Prosor addresses the UN Security Council18 Jul 2014Israel is been committed to upholding international law and genuinely regrets any civilian loss. In contrast, there is no red line that Hamas will not cross. They are even using ambulances filled with children to move their terrorists around Gaza.
Amb Prosor addressses the UN Security Council10 Jul 2014Hamas is intentionally and indiscriminately threatening the lives of three and a half million innocent men, women, and children in Israel from north to south - from Beersheba to Tel Aviv to Haifa.
Amb Roet addresses issues of human rights and the rule of law09 Jun 2014Equality, accountability and respect for human rights must be integral parts of the rule of law.
Amb David Roet addresses UN Security Council on counter-terrorism28 May 2014In its 66 year history, Israel has not known a single day free from terrorism. This past weekend, a gunman stormed the Jewish Museum of Brussels, killing four people. These acts show that anti-Semitism and terrorism are not confined by national borders.