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        Security Council
28 August 2013

Original: English

Letter dated 28 August 2013 from the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

I am writing to express my deep concerns about the biased report on the situation in the Middle East delivered on 20 August 2013 by the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs to the Security Council.

One would think that a report on the situation in the Middle East would focus on the humanitarian crisis that has besieged Syria for the past two and a half years. Over 100,000 men, women, and children have been slaughtered and millions have fled their homes. At the time of the Assistant Secretary-General’s August report, the regime stood accused of using chemical weapons on its citizens. Despite all this, just a few paragraphs of the report were devoted to the chaos in Syria.

Turmoil and unrest are rampant from Tehran to Tunis, but the vast majority of the Middle East report centred on Israel and the Palestinians. Rather than hearing about the facts on the ground, the Security Council heard a report that leaves a lot to be desired. Specifically:

Finally, during the reporting period, there were a number of attacks aimed at Israelis that were not reported to the Council. In the West Bank, attacks by Palestinians injured 13 IDF soldiers and 5 Israeli citizens.

The 20 August 2013 report painted a blatantly distorted picture of the reality in our region. I urge the Council to insist that future reports clarify the situation in the Middle East.

I should be grateful if the present letter could be circulated to the members of the Security Council and issued as a document of the Council.

(Signed) Ron Prosor
Permanent Representative


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