Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan had pointed remarks for the world body after being detained by its security personnel, telling Fox News Digital that antisemitism is “very prevalent” within the halls of the U.N.
“The U.N. is a building, and it’s fair to say that in this building, antisemitism sadly is very prevalent,” Erdan said during an interview with Fox News Digital. “There are many antisemitic countries like Iran who want to annihilate the one and only Jewish state, and we don’t hear any condemnation against Iran for saying it.”
Erdan’s comments come after U.N. security personnel detained the Israeli ambassador after he left the General Assembly Hall to protest a speech by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.
During his protest of the speech, Erdan held up a picture of Mahsa Amini, the Iranian woman who sparked protests across the country last year after she was killed while in the custody of police for not wearing the proper head covering in public, with a caption of Erdan’s photo reading, “Iranian women deserve freedom now!”
Erdan expressed disgust with the U.N.’s “red carpet treatment” of the Iranian president to Fox News Digital, noting that Raisi is “responsible for the murder of thousands of his own people.”