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www.unwatch.org Israeli singer Rita's special surrealistic concert at the UN General Assembly, 5 March 2013, in the United Nations General Assembly Hall. UN Ambassador Prosor has pulled off one of the most unusual diplomatic achievements ever a full-fledged UN-sponsored Farsi-Hebrew musical event full of goodwill and sympathy HAARETZ By Chemi Shalev | March 6, 2013 | 9:50 AM Inside the hall of the General Assembly at the United Nations building in New York, it seemed at times that either the messiah had arrived or the world had turned inside-out Bizarro, like in the Superman comics: Rita, one of Israel's most popular performers, was singing in Farsi and Hebrew; Israelis were dancing in the aisles: diplomats from around the world were clapping and begging for more; Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor was the hero of the day; Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said "shalom" and General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic, it turned out, hails from a family of Righteous Gentiles. It was, without a doubt, a night to remember, a memory to cherish, an Israeli-made spectacle the likes of which hadn't been seen in the General Assembly since Ambassador Herzog tore apart that Zionism is Racism resolution in 1975. Only this time, it was the other way around: "Why is this night different than all other nights?" an elated and season conscious Prosor asked me, "Because on this night, contrary to all previous nights, the United Nations is united behind Israel and resides under the wings of Rita." The ...
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