This resolution will not advance peace: Israel

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Ron Prosor, Permanent Representative of Israel to the UN

“Israel is prepared to live in peace with a Palestinian state, but for peace to endure, Israel’s security must be protected.”

That's what Israel's Ambassador Ron Prosor told the UN General Assembly before the vote on according Palestine Non-Member Observer Status.

He says Palestinians must recognize the Jewish State and they must be prepared to end the conflict with Israel once and for all.

“None of these vital interests, these vital interests of peace, none of them appear in the resolution that will be put forward before the General Assembly today and that is why Israel cannot accept it. The only way to achieve peace is through agreements that are reached by the parties and not through U.N. resolutions that completely ignore Israel’s vital security and national interests. And because this resolution is so one-sided, it doesn’t advance peace, it pushes it backwards.”

Ambassador Prosor says the resolution will not advance peace, will not change the situation on the ground and will not change the fact that the Palestinian Authority has no control over Gaza.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

Duration:  1’06″

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