Dr Mike Evans

Prime Minister Lapid calls out UN’s silence over Iran during General Assembly speech

Prime Minister Yair Lapid called out the U.N.’s silence regarding Iran’s desire to destroy Israel during his Thursday speech to the General Assembly.

“For more than forty years now, in the town squares and on the streets of Iran, demonstrators have been photographed burning Israeli and American flags,” Lapid said. “Ask yourselves: Where are the flags coming from? How did they get so many of our flags? The answer is: They are manufacturing them especially just so they can burn them. This is what an industry of hate looks like.”

Lapid condemned the treatment of Iran regarding its own citizens, claiming the regime hates its own people.

“This is a regime that systematically deals with hatred. They even hate their own people.
Young Iranians are suffering and struggling from the shackles of Iran’s regime, and the world is silent,” he continued. “They cry for help on social media. They pay for their desire to live a life of freedom — with their lives.”

The prime minister called hate a “way of life for Iran’s leaders” who wish to preserve power.

“Iran’s regime hates Jews, hates women, hates gay people, hates the West. They hate and kill Muslims who think differently, like Salman Rushdie and Mahsa Amini. Their hate is a way of life,” he added.

“It is a way to preserve their oppressive rule. There is only one member-state in the UN that openly states its wish to destroy another member-state. Iran has declared time and time again that it is interested in the ‘total destruction’ of the State of Israel.

Lapid then challenged the U.N.’s silence, stating, “And this building is silent. What are you afraid of?”

In addition to criticizing Iran and the U.N.’s lack of response, the prime minister also proposed a two-state solution, a controversial move among many in Israel and its supporters worldwide.

The bold political move could have consequences in the nation’s November elections, as former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Party will likely use Lapid’s words regarding a two-state solution against him.