Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan walks ahead of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s speech and leaves a picture of his Holocaust-survivor grandparents at the Israeli seat.
The move is to protest Raisi’s recent comments that cast doubt on the Holocaust.
“It is a new moral low for the UN. A mass-murdering Holocaust-denier gets the podium at the UN to speak his hatred. Every ambassador that stays to hear him should be embarrassed,” Erdan says.
Erdan walks out of Raisi’s UNGA speech, holding a photo of his grandparents who survived the Holocaust pic.twitter.com/90TGIc6XAX
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