The Jerusalem Post reports: Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid (pictured) on Monday accused the United Nations of becoming a “collaborator of Islamic fundamentalism,” saying that the body facilitated aid that reaches “agents of terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah.”
“Instead of being an organization the defends world-wide freedom, democracy, liberal values and peace, some branches of the United Nations have become the exact opposite,” the former finance minister stated at the Israel NGO Shurat HaDin’s annual conference.
Therefore, Lapid called on the United States and the European Union to place conditions on continued funding for the UN, in order to stop what he said is the body’s campaign that seeks to delegitimize Israel.
“The US, Japan, France, Britain, Italy and Germany are funding more than 65 percent of the organization’s budget,” he stated. “All that is required of these counties is that they speak up and say they refuse to let this situation continue.”
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