[Video below.] Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor sarcastically handed out “Oscar” awards to other member states at a Security Council session on Monday, the morning after
Hollywood recognized its own stars.
“Last night Hollywood celebrated the Oscars, and as millions tuned in, I thought of the following: If the Oscars for Maintenance of International Peace and Security were given at the UN, I would not be surprised if these candidates were awarded a prize,” Prosor said at the session devoted to reflecting on history, and reaffirming the strong commitment to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.
“In the Best Actor Category – for acting like a peace loving country while developing nuclear capabilities, denying the Holocaust, and threatening the destruction of another member state… the Oscar goes to Iran,” the diplomat announced.
In the category of Best Supporting Actor, Prosor recognized Iran-backed Lebanese terror group Hezbollah “for its unrelenting support to the Assad Regime in killing hundreds of thousands of civilians.”
“In the category for Best Visual Effects – for making women disappear from the public sphere, the Oscar goes to… surprise surprise… Saudi Arabia. No competition there.
“And finally, for rewriting history, the Oscar for Best Editing goes to… the Palestinian Authority. But the truth is – the Palestinian Authority already received enough prizes from this institution.”
In conclusion, Ambassador Prosor said: “Oscars aside, if we want to pursue peace and security in the real world, it is time to bring down the curtain on this theater of the absurd and return the original values of the UN Charter back to center stage.”
His comments came as Israel has elevated its vocal opposition to the deal now under discussion between world powers and Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. While the White House has seemed willing to trust Iran’s intentions, Israel has consistently insisted that the regime can’t be trusted.
Watch a video of Prosor’s remarks HERE.