An Israel-sponsored exhibit at the UN represents the truth, unlike the international body, stated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday. The exhibit was opened yesterday by Netanyahu.

Netanyahu at the exhibit

Netanyahu at the exhibit Photo Credit: Haim Zach/GPO

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was at the United Nations on Thursday to open an exhibit titled “3,000 Years of History: Jews in Jerusalem.” As part of the exhibit, archaeological artifacts that attest to the Jewish presence in the holy city over the millennia are on display.

The exhibit is set up in a hallway in the UN building in New York. At the entrance to the exhibit, the UN placed a sign explaining that the display does not reflect its view. The sign reads: “The content of this exhibit is solely the responsibility of the sponsors. The holding of the exhibit in U.N. premises does not imply endorsement by the United Nations. Please direct any queries to the organizers.”

Speaking at the event, Netanyahu said, “There is a long history that is being cherished by us and by the friends of the Jewish people and the friends of truth and is being denied by those who seek to erase the history of our people, our connection to our land and our connection to our eternal capital, Jerusalem.”

“What this exhibit does is put the truth forward,” Netanyahu continued. “And I saw a sign right at the entrance there. It says: ‘This doesn’t represent the United Nations.’ I have two comments on that. The first is, of course it doesn’t represent the United Nations, it represents the truth. And we’ll continue to tell the truth and speak the truth everywhere, including in the United Nations. But, the second point is this: this exhibit would not have been possible ten years ago and this exhibit will be unnecessary ten years from now. We are changing the world. We are changing Israel’s position in the world and above all, we are making it clear that we fight for the truth and for our rights.”

As reported by JerusalemOnline yesterday, Netanyahu met with US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley while in New York and thanked her for her support of Israel. “I wanted to tell you how much we appreciate … the truth that the President and you bring into these cloistered halls that are so damp … with anti-Israel venom,” Netanyahu told Haley. “It’s not a breath of fresh air, it’s a tsunami of fresh air.”