Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan and his delegation wore a yellow Star of David at the UN Security Council meeting on Monday bearing the message “Never Again.”
The Security Council dealt with the war in Israel and the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
“When Jewish babies were burned in Auschwitz, the world was silent, and today Jewish babies were burned in Be’eri and the towns of the south by the Nazi Hamas – and the world is silent again.
“I will make you remember the shame of your silence every time you look at me,” Arden added. “I will wear the yellow patch until the Nazi Hamas is eliminated and until the Security Council stops being silent and condemns the October 7 massacre. Some of you have learned nothing in the last eighty years! Some of you have forgotten why the United Nations was founded. So I will remind you. From today on, every time you look at me you will remember.”
“When my grandfather and his children were sent to Auschwitz, the world was silent. When his wife and their seven children were sent to the gas chambers, the world was silent. When their bodies were burned alongside millions of Jewish babies, the world was silent,” Erdan said, comparing the silence of the UN to the Hamas massacre on October 7 to the silence of the international community regarding the horrors of the Holocaust.
“If this council had convened in June 1944, it would have dealt with the amount of fuel the Nazis had and the high death toll Germany had compared to Britain. You would have called for a ceasefire even before the Russians took over Stalingrad.
“My grandfather’s story is a horror story of another time. Of a distant time of unimaginable hatred. A time about which until three weeks ago we said ‘never again’. But ‘never again’ happened again.”
“Hamas, they are modern Nazis – from their appalling inhumane violence to their ideology that calls for the extermination of the Jews. Hamas is not looking for a ‘solution’ to the conflict. They are not interested in dialogue. The only solution Hamas is interested in is the final solution – the extermination of the Jewish people.
“Khamenei is the new Fuehrer” – Erdan
“However, Ismail Haniyeh – the leader of Hamas – is not Adolf Hitler. He is not the Fuehrer. He is not the leader of this death cult, which wants to rule the world. This role is played by the supreme leader of Iran, the bloodthirsty Ayatollah Khamenei. Hitler’s Third Reich wanted to create a thousand-year empire spanning continents, just as Khamenei envisions his radical Shiite hegemony spanning the region and beyond. The Ayatollah regime is the Nazi regime of our time, and their army includes Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, the Houthis, the IRGC, and other jihadists. Instead of shouting ‘Sieg Heil!’ these radical Nazi Islamists shout, “Death to Israel! Death to America! Death to England!”.
During Erdan’s remarks, he also slammed the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to what the ambassador claims is his “biased attitude” towards Israel during the war.
“The antisemites saw that the council did not condemn the murderers, and heard the UN Secretary-General express ‘understanding’ of the massacre,” Erdan claimed.
Erdan also stated that the UN’s silence has “emboldened our enemies.”
“They saw that this council did not even condemn the Nazi murderers. They saw the UN General Assembly cheering efforts to prevent us from defending ourselves. They heard the Secretary-General express understanding for the Nazi massacre,” he continued. “Now they know that slaughtering Jews in their beds is met with silence. They were so passionate about the silence and inaction of this organization that they can’t wait to slaughter Jews themselves.”
Erdan also said that “if Hitler had a Twitter account, it would look just like Khamenei’s,” and continues to say that “despite Iran’s blatant Nazism and Islamic Reich ideology, the Secretary-General and UN officials still meet with Iranian officials without saying a single word of condemnation for their support of genocide.”
At the end of his remarks, Erdan made it clear to the council members that despite their silence, Israel will continue to defend itself in the war against Hamas in Gaza: “The people of Israel are strong, we cannot be broken, and we are not going anywhere. Many have tried to destroy us, but we are here to stay. Israel will win, crush Hamas, and bring back the hostages.”