Gilad Erdan, Israel’s permanent representative to the United Nations walked out of the UN General Assembly hall on Tuesday before the broadcast of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s pre-recorded speech, as the latter criticised Israel over the “oppression of Palestinians”.
The departure was recorded on a mobile phone camera, proving the relations between the two countries were at a low point.
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This year’s UN debate is taking place online because of the coronavirus pandemic, where leaders of various states have the opportunity to address a huge audience via video on topics of their choice related to progress, peace and security, the pandemic of coronavirus and international law.
Ο Ισραηλινός πρέσβης στα Ηνωμενα Έθνη Gilad Erdan αποχωρησε απο την αίθουσα τη στιγμή που ξεκίνησε η ομιλία του Ερντογάν. pic.twitter.com/ytEftcvCR0
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