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  • Israel U.N. envoy says no Israeli soldier kidnapped in Gaza

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    Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor said on Sunday there was no kidnapped Israeli soldier, dismissing a televised announcement in the Gaza Strip from Hamas's armed wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier during the fighting in Shejaia.

    "There's no kidnapped Israeli soldier and those rumors are untrue," Prosor told reporters at the United Nations as the Security Council held an emergency meeting on the escalating crisis between Israel and Palestinians.

    Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Michael Urquhart

  • Israeli UN ambassador sees opportunities

    By Jared Sichel

    December 12, 2013 | 11:09 am

    For Ron Prosor, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, the Iranian nuclear threat is real, the hostility coming from the United Nations is enduring, and Palestinian calls for two states are disingenuous.

    Yet, he said at a Dec. 11 breakfast hosted by the Jewish National Fund...

  • Israel to seek U.N. Security Council seat, ambassador says

    October 4, 2013 | 10:19 am

    Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, said Israel will seek a seat on the Security Council for the first time.

    Prosor told Reuters Thursday that Israel would vie for a seat on the 15-member panel, the United Nations’ most powerful body, for 2019-2020.

    “We’re...

  • Israel complains to U.N. about rearming by Hezbollah

    December 20, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    Israel's U.N. envoy urged the Security Council on Thursday to condemn what he described as significant rearming by Hezbollah, saying the Lebanese militant group now possessed an arsenal of tens of thousands of missiles capable of hitting Israel.

    Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron...

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  • Israel’s U.N. blunder

    By David Suissa

    December 3, 2012 | 12:16 pm

    It’s never a good thing to look like a loser. That applies to countries as well as people. Consider Israel, a winning country on so many fronts: It’s on the cutting edge of high tech, turns deserts into farmlands, wins awards at film festivals and boasts one of the liveliest, most...

  • U.N. Security Council calls emergency session on Israel raids

    November 14, 2012 | 5:45 pm

    The U.N. Security Council will hold a closed emergency meeting on Wednesday night to discuss Israeli strikes against the Gaza Strip as Israel threatened a wider offensive in the Palestinian enclave to stem rocket salvoes by Hamas militants.

    The French U.N. mission said on its...

  • Israel goes to U.N. in effort to halt Gaza-bound ship

    October 18, 2012 | 8:16 am

    Israel asked the United Nations to stop a Swedish-owned ship carrying human rights activists from attempting to break Israel's naval blockade of Gaza.

    Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, called the ship Estelle a "provocation" that "raises tensions and could...

  • Israel’s UN ambassador tells U.S. Jews: Prepare for September vote on Palestinian state

    June 20, 2011 | 12:56 pm

    Israel’s new ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor urged Jewish American leaders on Monday to form a clear and operational plan ahead of the United Nations vote in September regarding unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state.

    During a closed meeting of the Conference of...

  • Briefs: Israel apologizes to the Beatles, Europe commemorates the Holocaust

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm


    Beatles, Shea Stadium, 1965
    Israel Apologizes to the Beatles

    Israel is trying to atone for a decision to bar a tour by the Beatles 43 years ago. Israel's ambassador to London, Ron Prosor, has written a letter to relatives of the late Beatles singer John Lennon and guitarist George...