Israel’s Foreign Minister Pledges Strong Response to Unilateral Palestinian Authority Bid at UN
Ynet – Four days before the UN votes on the Palestinians’ bid to upgrade its status to that of a “non-member observer state,” the State of Israel has yet to form any official position on the matter. The UN General Assembly is expected to grant the appeal, and members of the Israeli leadership have expressed various positions in regards to the political response.
According to Yedioth Ahronoth, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is certain that Israel should respond fiercely and topple the rule of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. On the other hand, those who advocate a more moderate approach claim that Israel’s political power is limited after the Gaza operation and that Israel should therefore judge Abbas by his actions after the bid.