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Israeli ambassador elected as a vice president of UN General Assembly

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan addresses the General Assembly on January 20, 2022. (Screen capture)
Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan addresses the General Assembly on January 20, 2022. (Screen capture)

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan has been elected to serve as one of the vice presidents of the UN General Assembly.

Erdan will be one of 21 ambassadors to fill the role, chairing meetings and setting the agenda for the next GA session, which begins in September.

“This new position gives Israel another platform to present the truth about our country and our contributions to the world, despite the ongoing lies of the Palestinians and others at the UN,” Erdan says.

“This triumph sends a clear message to our enemies that they will not prevent us from participating in leading roles at the UN and in the international arena,” he adds, noting Iranian and Syrian opposition to his candidacy.

“Hatred must never triumph over the truth. I won’t allow it.”

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