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Netanyahu Jr. visits UN as ambassador

Avner Netanyahu tours New York as a member of the Scouts’ summer delegation

Aaron Kalman is a former writer and breaking news editor for the Times of Israel

Avner Netanyahu (left) with Ron Prosor at the UN (photo credit: courtesy of Israel's delegation to the UN)
Avner Netanyahu (left) with Ron Prosor at the UN (photo credit: courtesy of Israel's delegation to the UN)

Avner Netanyahu, the prime minister’s son, spent the summer serving as a counselor at a Jewish summer camp as part of the Israeli Scouts’ annual delegation to the US. On Sunday, at the end of his trip, he visited the UN, where his father served as ambassador 25 years ago.

The delegation, which was established more than 50 years ago, sent dozens of Israeli teens entering 12th grade for two months of educational work in Jewish summer camps throughout the US. Netanyahu was one of those chosen out of hundreds of applicants.

As customary, the young Israeli ambassadors ended their summer with an educational and fun trip. This year, among other sites, the group visited the UN and met with the Israeli delegation in New York, including ambassador Ron Prosor.

The Israeli Scout delegation at the UN on Sunday (photo credit: courtesy of Israel's delegation to the UN)
The Israeli Scout delegation at the UN on Sunday (photo credit: courtesy of Israel’s delegation to the UN)

Prosor spoke to the next generation about the challenges and opportunities that face Israel at the UN. “I walk the corridors of the UN with a straight back and am proud of the country and values I represent,” he told them. “You should also be proud.”

Avner Netanyahu was very knowledgeable about the history of the UN and various issues regarding Israel and its relationship with the organization, sources told Maariv.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu served as Israel’s ambassador to the UN between 1984 and 1988.

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