Israel’s outgoing Ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to bid farewell this week to the world body in New York. The two men spoke about the Ambassador’s four-year tenure at the UN and the situation in Israel.
The Secretary-General expressed his deep appreciation for Prosor’s contribution and for their collaboration, and Prosor invited the Secretary-General to visit Israel again. On his Facebook page, Prosor continued: “Four years ago, when I arrived at our Mission to the UN, Israel was facing a challenging reality and was fighting in the battle on public opinion. Today, upon my return to Israel, our reality remains complicated.
“Throughout my time here at the UN, I have always said that I walk the halls of the United Nations standing tall and proud, knowing who I represent and what I represent, and I’m going home with this same feeling.
“I have confidence in the resilience of the people of Israel in the face of constant challenges, and I thank the government of Israel and its citizens for the privilege of representing you at the United Nations, an important arena that knows no rest.
“I’m leaving behind here in New York a dedicated and professional team and I know that they will continue doing an incredible job. I wish the incoming Ambassador, Danny Danon, the best of luck and strength to face any future battles, and may he mark many achievements.
“Today, as I complete my tenure as Israel’s Permanent Representative to the UN, I have more faith than ever in the State of Israel and the people of Israel.
“And more than anything, I’m glad to come home.”Hana Levi Julian