Ron Prosor has been a vocal proponent of Israel during his tenure as Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations.
This week, Ambassador Prosor bid farewell to his post and handed over the reigns to incoming Ambassador Danny Danon, former Deputy Minister and Knesset member.
During a final photo-op with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Prosor used his time with the UN head to discuss the current security situation facing Israel and invite Ban to once again come as see Israel for himself.
Prosor also took to Facebook to talk about his time as Israel’s advocate at the international assembly.
“4 years ago, when I arrived at our Mission to the UN, Israel was facing a challenging reality, and was fighting in the battle on public opinion. Today, upon my return to Israel, our reality remains complicated,” Prosor wrote.
He added, he has “confidence in the resilience of the people of Israel in the face of constant challenges, and I thank the government of Israel and its citizens for the privilege of representing you at the United Nations, an important arena that knows no rest.”
Prosor also wished incoming Ambassador Danon “luck and strength to face any future battles” during his time at the UN.
For his part, Danon wasted no time getting straight to work at his new post, using his first speech at the UN to encourage the international assemblage to condemn Palestinians for their acts of terror.
“A wave of terror continues to spread across the nation and it spares no one – babies, children, men and women,” Danon told the UN Secretary-General and the Security Council. “Everyone is considered a walking target.”
He continued “only the cessation of the incitement will alleviate this dangerous situation and bring calm and security to the region…Israelis do not feel safe walking down the street, they avoid taking the bus to work, and they fear for the lives of their children every time they walk out the door.”