Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon tells Newsmax that Palestinians seeking statehood at the United Nations want a “rubber stamp to their capricious conduct” — and says the U.N. won’t solve anything “the parties themselves do not solve.”
He also asserts that Muslim nations have “hijacked” the world body, says Israel may have to wait for “more sensible” Palestinian leadership before pursing the peace process, and warns that a nuclear Iran would “change the world order forever.”
Ayalon served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States from 2002 to 2006, and was a member of the Israeli delegation at the 2000 Camp David Summit.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, Ayalon was asked why the United Nations should not recognize a Palestinian state.
“Because it will make a mockery of international conduct and traditions,” he says. “South Sudan is the latest country to join the U.N. How did they join the U.N.? After they finished bilateral negotiations. Then they brought it to the United Nations.
“So by trying to put this process on its head, I believe not only Israelis and Palestinians will suffer, but any conflict in the world will become much more intransigent. The U.N. cannot solve anything that the parties themselves do not solve.”
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