Broiges of the week: Gabriella Shalev v Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann

October 2, 2008

Israel's new ambassador to the United Nations, Gabriella Shalev, is furious with the organisation's General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, who hugged Mahmoud Ahmadinejad following a rabidly anti-Israel speech by the Iranian President. Said Shalev: "The man [Brockmann] is known for his dislike for Israel, to put it mildly, and those who heard the speech could think that Israel is the most important country in the world, as if there are no other problems or hotbeds of terrorism in the world."

Last updated: 3:53pm, October 2 2008