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10 UN and US ambassadors arrive to tour Israel

Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan speaks at the UN in New York. (Shahar Azran/ Israeli Mission to the UN)
Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan speaks at the UN in New York. (Shahar Azran/ Israeli Mission to the UN)

A delegation of 10 ambassadors to the United States and the United Nations arrive at Ben Gurion Airport for a weeklong tour of Israel and meetings with Israeli officials.

The group consists of ambassadors from Australia, Argentina, Bhutan, Ukraine, Kenya, Guatemala, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Dominican Republic and Tonga, who will be led by Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan.

“A visit to Israel reveals the truth and leaves a mark on everyone who comes here,” says Erdan. “I set a goal for myself to bring to Israel as many ambassadors to the US and UN as possible to strengthen our position in the world and prove Israel’s right to defend itself.”

The trip includes a visit to Yad Vashem, security briefings with IDF officials and meetings with residents of communities near the Gaza Strip and in the north.

“We will present the truth about Israel to the ambassadors and I am convinced that they will return to their countries and to the UN and Washington with a clearer understanding of Israel’s confrontation with terrorist organizations,” Erdan says.

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