Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that a UN interpreter caught by an open microphone expressing bewilderment at a slew of resolutions condemning Israel was “brave”, and offered her a job in Israel were she to be dismissed from her position at the UN.
Unaware of the open mic, the interpreter broadcast her opinion to everyone at the General Assembly: “I mean, I think when you have five statements – not five – like a total of 10 resolutions on Israel and Palestine, there’s gotta be something, c’est un peu trop, non? [It’s a bit much, no?] I mean, I know there’s other really bad shit happening, but no one says anything about the other stuff.”
Many of the delegates laughed, and the interpreter later apologized.
According to a statement from his office, Netanyahu showed a video of the incident to his Cabinet, explaining: “There are moments that tear the hypocrisy off the unending attacks against us and this brave interpreter did so.”