H.E. Mr. Gilad Menashe Erdan

Statement Summary

GILAD MENASHE ERDAN (Israel) said his grandfather’s family was sent to Auschwitz during the Holocaust, with women torn from men and many murdered by the Nazis. Today, he is a member of Israel’s Knesset, speaking as a representative of that country. The United Nations was once a force for good, he said, but has been steered away from its primary purpose to promote peace, security and human rights. Iran is the biggest threat to those standards, but the Security Council has allowed the world’s top State sponsor of terrorism to purchase weapons. Permitting human rights violators to serve on the Human Rights Council calls into question the Organization’s continued relevance for another 75 years, he said.