Israel should leave the UN, which is “Knesset of hate,” he tells Merkaz Harav yeshiva
Jerusalem Post-By GIL HOFFMAN
JONATHAN POLLARD arrives at the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New York City in 2017.
(photo credit: BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS)
If the United States returns its consulate in Jerusalem to represent America to the Palestinian Authority, Israel should expel all US diplomats working there, Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard said at the Merkaz Harav yeshiva’s Jerusalem Day celebration on Monday night.
“No US diplomat should be allowed to staff it,” said Pollard. “They should be declared persona non grata and asked to leave the country.”
Pollard served 30 years in prison for spying for Israel in the US. He was the guest of honor and greeted as a hero at the annual event, where the prime minister or president usually speaks. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled on the event at the last minute.
Stressing that nothing he would say in the speech was politically motivated, Pollard offered his advice to Israel in the half hour address. He warned against not only obvious enemies with guns but also enemies in the US State Dept and in the UN.
Pollard said Israel should leave the UN, which he called “the Knesset of hate.”
“Our presence there is an insult to our ancestors who fought and died for this country,” he said.
He said Israel should take away Jordan’s role over the Al-Aksa mosque and Israel’s Religious Services Ministry should take over responsibility for prayers there.
“The wakf are ideological descendants of the Nazis,” he warned.
Pollard suggested expelling Palestinian terrorists to Ireland, where he said the Palestinians are liked. He warned against what he called the fiction of the two-state solution.
“They would get the state and we would be under the ground,” he said. “Hashem [God] gave us this land, not the League of Nations, not a British lord and not the United States.”
Jerusalem mayor Moshe Lion presented Pollard, who now lives in the city, with a certificate of appreciation in honor of his sacrifices on behalf of the Jewish people and Jerusalem. Lion said it is fitting to celebrate the liberation of Jerusalem and of Pollard on the same day.