Prosor is the third Israeli diplomat to be elected to this position, following Abba Eban in 1952 and Danny Gillerman in 2005.
“With representatives at the United Nations since its founding in San Francisco in 1945, and a presence in Israel since 1888, we very much look forward to continuing our work with Ambassador Prosor as he assumes this new position in the world body,” said B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs.
This year’s U.N. General Assembly is likely to face another bid by the Palestinians for unilateral statehood, as well as focus on Syria and the Iranian nuclear program.
“As we monitor continuing efforts at the United Nations to delegitimize the Jewish state, it’s important to have Ambassador Prosor at the table to navigate these threatening tides,” said B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin. “He is the perfect candidate to articulate the sentiments of the Jewish community.”