El-Ad was invited by Bolivia, currently presiding over the council, to represent Israeli civil society in a periodic session Thursday, October 18, on the state of the Middle East conflict.
Belgium on Tuesday demanded a UN inquiry into the violence in Gaza and summoned Israel’s ambassador to the foreign ministry after she described all the Palestinian victims as „terrorists.“
The Council will convene at the request of Kuwait.
In a statement on Friday, Israel’s UN mission said that „after consulting with our partners, including our good friends, the State of Israel has decided to postpone its candidacy for a seat on the Security Council“.(…)
It was Israel’s first attempt to win a seat at the 15-member council.