In a departure from contentious Mideast politics at the U.N., Israel led a conference this week to promote enterpreneurship around the world, with itself as the prime example.
At the end of the conference, which featured workshops and seminars where Israel shared its expertise in meeting the challenges of poverty and the creation of new jobs, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor was elated at its success.
Prosor on Wednesday called it the largest IPO in Israel’s history, with most of the U.N.’s member states participating.
In an interview with Globes at the end of the conference, Prosor said, “My heart is full of pride.”
Arab countries tried to organize a boycott campaign, but it was defeated, Prosor said.
“They called for a boycott of the conference simply because Israel hosted it, but once again, Israel defeated the Arab boycott,” said Prosor.
Not only did most U.N. member states attend the conference, but there were representatives from five Arab countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia.