Mordecai Kidron served as the Deputy Head of the Israeli Permanent Delegation to the United Nations from 1953 to 1958. He was at the United Nations Headquarters in New York during the onset of the 1956 Suez Crisis and witnessed how the peace and security atmosphere rapidly changed. Following his time at the United Nations, Mr. Kidron served in a variety of other diplomatic posts including as Israeli Ambassador to Thailand.
In this interview, conducted on 17 April 1991, Mr. Kidron discussed Secretaries-General Dag Hammarskjöld and U Thant's involvement in the 1956 Suez Crisis, the 1967 Six Days War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. He elaborated on the negotiations revolving around these wars and Israel's attitude toward the United Nations.