Boric called for “guaranteeing Israel’s legitimate right to live within secure borders” at the UN

After the crisis unleashed by his rudeness to the Israeli ambassador, the Chilean president seems to want to rebuild the bilateral relationship.

Chilean President Gabriel Boric made a nod to Israel’s security in his opening speech to the United Nations General Assembly after a severe diplomatic dispute following a rudeness to the Israeli ambassador.

In his speech to the General Assembly, Boric called on the world body to “does not normalize the continuous violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people, that respects international law and the resolutions that this same assembly takes year after year.”

However, I then support “guarantee Israel’s legitimate right to live within secure and internationally recognized borders.”

Last week, Boric rejected Israel’s new ambassador. The rudeness at the last moment sparked a stir and threatened to cloud relations between the countries.

Before Boric’s speech, Chile’s Foreign Minister, Antonia Urrejola, apologized to President Isaac Herzog for the diplomatic incident during the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

Boric is a harsh critic of Israel and has created tensions over the issue with the Jewish community in Chile, a country where the largest Palestinian community in Latin America resides.