Bennett skipped the one word UN wanted to hear: Palestinians - analysis

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Bennett skipped the one word UN wanted to hear: Palestinians - analysis
The Palestinians and a two-state resolution to the conflict took a back seat to larger issues but that doesn't mean the UN doesn't care.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett mentioned the word Iran some 25 times in his debut address to the United Nations General Assembly, but failed to speak of the Palestinians, not even once. It’s an omission that is consistent with his very clear philosophical stance since taking office in May, that he is opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state and has no interest in speaking with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

It’s one thing to make such statements in Israel or even in an interview with The New York Times. It is quite another, however, to do so at the UN General Assembly, where a majority of its members already recognize Palestine as a state and which is considered the Palestinian’s diplomatic home court. The Palestinians and a two-state resolution to the conflict took a back seat to larger issues of the day at the opening session of the 76th UNGA. Internationally, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic certainly got more air time as heads of state took the podium over the last week.

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