Addressing the Security Council in New York on Monday Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor gave a bizarre satirical presentation of “Oscar” awards for “peace and security.” The victors were Iran, Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority. The presentation was supposed to be a statement on the 50th anniversary of the human rights charter for the United Nations. Instead, a day after Hollywood gave out its highest honors for film, Prosor lambasted the Security Council for not following their charter as he saw it. He said Israel wants Security Council action against their enemies–Hamas, Hezbollah, the PA and Iran.
“Day by day extremism is spreading its ugly tentacles and in the process, destabilizing communities and nations. The threat is obvious and it is growing, and yet this Council has been reluctant to take decisive action. Worse, it has on occasion, surrendered to those nations that harbor, fund and support terrorist groups,” said Prosor.
After giving the award for “best editing” the Palestinian Authority for “re-writing history,” Prosor said to the Security Council, “But the truth is – the Palestinian Authority already received enough prizes from this institution.”
In addition, Israel’s Mission to the UN also produced a series of images representing the “Oscars for Maintenance of International Peace and Security” awards:
Below is an excerpt of Prosor’s award ceremony:
Last night Hollywood celebrated the Oscars, and as millions tuned in, I thought of the following.
If the Oscars for Maintenance of International Peace and Security were given at the UN, I would not be surprised if these candidates were awarded prizes.
In the Best Actor Category – for acting like a peace loving country while developing nuclear capabilities, denying the Holocaust, and threatening the destruction of another member state… the Oscar goes to Iran.
In the category for Best Supporting Actor – for its unrelenting support to the Assad Regime in killing hundreds of thousands of civilians… the Oscar goes to Hezbollah.
In the category for Best Visual Effects – for making women disappear from the public sphere, the Oscar goes to… surprise surprise… Saudi Arabia. No competition there.
And finally, for rewriting history, the Oscar for Best Editing goes to… the Palestinian Authority. But the truth is – the Palestinian Authority already received enough prizes from this institution.
Mr. President, Oscars aside, if we want to pursue peace and security in the real world, it is time to bring down the curtain on this theater of the absurd and return the original values of the UN Charter back to center stage.
Thank you, Mr. President.