There is a block of nations in the international community—with noteworthy voting rights in the United Nations—that isn’t a fan of Israel. But that might be about to change, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu evoking visions of Israeli officials bringing the colors of the nation across the globe as relations improve. “We will paint the map of the world blue and white, and in the end even the UN will reflect this changing reality,” said Netanyahu this week in comments released by his office.
Summarizing a recent trip to the UN headquarters in New York, Netanyahu told the Israeli cabinet that there are winds of change regarding the attitude toward Israel at the UN, and it’s Africa that’s the key part of that evolution. “Just as I have said that Israel is returning to Africa, it is also important to say that Africa is returning to Israel,” said Netanyahu. “The automatic UN majority is based, first and foremost, on the African bloc. It is only a question of time before we break up this majority and move it from one side to the other; this is a very great change in the international status of Israel.” … Continue Reading