Ayalon: "We must not allow the Palestinians to abuse United Nations institutions and to distort their rules to suit a narrow agenda. You don’t change the rules mid-game and we can’t allow the Palestinians to distort the international arena to suit their needs."
Dep Sec-Gen Migiro is currently in Israel as an official guest of the Foreign Ministry for the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Golda Meir Mount Carmel Training Center.

 Dep FM Ayalon meets with UN Dep Sec-Gen Migiro

 

DFM Danny Ayalon and UN Dep. Sec-Gen. Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro (Photo: Koby Gideon Flash 90)

(Communicated by the Deputy Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

On 29 May 2011, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon met with UN Deputy Secretary-General Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro and the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East, Robert H. Serry.

At a joint press conference, Deputy FM Ayalon said: "We must not allow the Palestinians to abuse United Nations institutions and to distort their rules to suit a narrow agenda. You don’t change the rules mid-game and we can’t allow the Palestinians to distort the international arena to suit their needs; the establishment of a state should not be a fixed game. This dangerous precedent may lead to a loss of confidence in the international system and result in anarchy."

Ayalon thanked UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for his recent call to all governments to try to discourage any flotillas to Gaza.

Deputy Secretary-General Migiro is currently in Israel as an official guest of the Foreign Ministry for the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Golda Meir Mount Carmel Training Center in Haifa.

Ayalon briefed the deputy secretary-general on Israel’s integration into the UN’s global agenda and the international aid that Israel provides to developing countries in the fields of medicine, science and technology, coping with disaster situations, and battling world hunger. Ayalon expanded on Israeli-German cooperation in saving Lake Victoria, Dep. Sec-Gen. Migiro’s original home region.

"Showing Israel’s beautiful side is an integral part of our foreign policy," DFM Ayalon said, "and the more some elements try to shut Israel out of the international agenda, the more Israel will be a part of it. This year, under the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the budget for international aid was doubled, and in the future it will grow even further."​