MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Tel Aviv is determined to put the question of the United Nations' "anti-Israel bias" point-blank during the upcoming visit of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the country, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said Sunday.
"We are seeking a dramatic change in the way the UN treats Israel. It’s time to place the issue squarely on the table and address it head-on," Hotovely said, as quoted by The Times of Israel news outlet, adding that Israel will "no longer tolerate anti-Israel bias."
According to Hotovely, Washington also voiced its opposition to the United Nations' stance on Israel, threatening to ax its funding.
Gueterres will visit Israel and Palestine August 28-30. The UN Secretary-General has advocated a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has stated on numerous occasions that he considers it to be the only way forward.
UNFIL was originally established in 1978 to ensure Israeli withdrawal from southern Lebanon and restore peace and security. Following the Israeli-Hezbollah war in July/August 2006, the Council significantly enhanced and expanded the original mandate. The Council is expected to vote on renewal of the UNIFIL's mandate on August 30.