Hall of Fame: Gabriela Shalev

Israel's first female UN ambassador on her two years in a very tough role

August 31, 2010

"You can keep your posture in this very hostile environment, which is the UN, once you believe that you fight and you speak for the right cause.

"Once you believe in the Zionist dream, once you believe that Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people and that we have the right to live in peace and security together with our neighbours, in a two-state solution...you can take upon yourself this very hard, almost impossible mission."

Last updated: 10:30am, August 31 2010