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Lapid meets with delegation of international ambassadors to US and UN

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid meets with a delegation of ambassadors to the US and UN, in Jerusalem, on July 19, 2021 (Foreign Ministry)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid meets with a delegation of ambassadors to the US and UN, in Jerusalem, on July 19, 2021 (Foreign Ministry)

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid meets in Jerusalem with ambassadors to the US and UN from around the world.

Lapid discusses regional developments, Iran’s nuclear program, and the UN’s treatment of Israel with the envoys.

The group, organized by Israel’s ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan, will visit the northern border and the Gaza border region in the coming days.

The 26-person delegation arrived in Israel Thursday night for the week-long tour, sponsored by the American Zionist Movement. Envoys from Kenya, Hungary, Argentina, the Czech Republic, Bhutan, the Dominican Republic, Ukraine, Tonga, Guatemala and Australia — as well as their spouses — were on the tour, in addition to representatives from Jewish organizations like March of the Living, AZM and B’nai B’rith.

“It will help us to block negative initiatives against Israel,” Erdan told The Times of Israel on Friday. “Every country has its own vote at the UN, so every ambassador counts.”

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