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Netanyahu Slams “Venomous” Abbas Speech at United Nations

November 29, 2012 7:22 pm 2 comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: wiki commons.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu reacted strongly to the speech delivered today by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas before the United Nations General Assembly prior to a vote on the upgrade of Palestinian Authority status to observer state.

“The world watched a defamatory and venomous speech that was full of mendacious propaganda against the IDF and the citizens of Israel. Someone who wants peace does not talk in such a manner,” he said according to an email sent to reporters.

The Prime Minister’s office released the following additional statement slamming the UN decision: “This is a meaningless decision that will not change anything on the ground. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it clear that there will be no establishment of a Palestinian state without a settlement that ensures the security of Israel’s citizens. He will not allow a base for Iranian terrorism to be established in Judea and Samaria, in addition to those that have [already] been established in Gaza and Lebanon. The way to peace between Jerusalem and Ramallah is in direct negotiations, without preconditions, and not in one-sided UN decisions. By going to the UN, the Palestinians have violated the agreements with Israel and Israel will act accordingly.”

Earlier today, in advance of the vote, the Prime Minister spoke at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem stressing that in previous situations where Israel has ceded control of land, Iran has filled the vacuum. “I still remember the applause that the Government of Israel received from the international community when we decided unilaterally to disengage from Gaza. We received applause and suffered missiles. Israel left Gaza and Iran came in. Exactly the same thing happened when we left Lebanon earlier.  Israel left and in came Iran,” he said.

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  • The comment “Today is a proud day to be a Palestinian, and we must be united. Today we take the first step towards ending the occupation, and reclaiming our homeland, from Gaza, to Nablus, Jerusalem, Haifa, Afula, all of Palestine.” once again shows the ulterior motive…to destroy Israel. This is the first step.

  • Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas succeeded in his appeal at the UN General Assembly on Thursday, Nov. 29, to upgrade the status of the PLO as an “observer state’ at the UN.

    All presentations that Abbas made to his people in the Arabic language made it clear that his concept of an “observer state” will include all of Palestine, “from the river to the sea”, in accordance with the PLO Covenant, which was never cancelled.

    As I write this memo, the PLO is organizing riots in Ramallah to mark the world’s recognition of a PLO state that will replace the state of Israel, in accordance with the PLO Covenant, which was never cancelled.

    PBC Radio today

    PBC, the Palestine Broadcasting Corporation Radio Station, the official voice of the Palestinian Authority.

    PBC Broadcast: 29/11/2012

    Time: 0845 AM

    “Today the whole world recognizes the criminality of the occupation, the existence of a Palestinian State. Everyone except the United States, which has prevented Palestinian aspirations in the past, and Micronesia, a country of only 30 kilometers.

    Today is a proud day to be a Palestinian, and we must be united. Today we take the first step towards ending the occupation, and reclaiming our homeland, from Gaza, to Nablus, Jerusalem, Haifa, Afula, all of Palestine.

    We will use our newfound recognition to hold the occupation accountable for its crimes against humanity in the past two weeks.

    We are all one Palestine, and now more than ever we must be united because this is the beginning of the end of the occupation.

    Our brothers in Haifa, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Gaza, we now all speak with one voice”.

    it is up to US citizen to write to every members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the US House Foreign Relations Committee,[members of both committees listed on the internet] to demand a suspension of US aid to the Palestinian Authority, as a response to their heinous action at the East River today.

    The Capitol switchboard number is: 202-224-3121. You can reach your representatives this way. The comment line for the White House is: 202-456-1111;1414. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG, PRESIDENT ISRAEL ADVOCACYTASK FORCE

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