Israeli Ambassador Blasts U.N. After Being Detained For Protest

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As Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi began to address the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Gilad Erdan got up and walked out in protest, carrying a picture of Mahsa Amini, the 26-year-old Iranian woman who died while in Iranian police custody a year ago which sparked protests all over Iran.  After leaving the General Assembly Hall, Erdan was detained for a time by U.N. security personnel and then later released.  Erdan said afterward, “The U.N.’s lost moral compass was on full display today. Being detained for standing with the Iranian people and protesting a vile mass murderer who was given an audience on the global stage is utterly disgraceful. It is yet another example of the strong bias Israel suffers at the U.N.  Other ambassadors have previously held signs for ideological reasons, including in recent sessions on the war in Ukraine, with no repercussions.”