‘Every diplomatic mission is a frontline command center’ – Diplomat Ron Prosor sits down with Israel Hayom to discuss the “triple standard” to which Israel is held in the world, the need for 21st-century diplomats to take the initiative, and his new book. | israelhayom.com
It was during Operation Cast Lead in December 2008. The Israeli Embassy in Britain was surrounded by demonstrators, some of whom became violent. They climbed the fence, threw Molotov cocktails and rocks. Tension was running so high that Yuval Diskin, then-head of the Shin Bet security agency, which is in charge of security at Israel’s embassies and consulates abroad, recommended closing all diplomatic missions to keep their staffs safe.