Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’s “libelous” claim that Israel is engaging in “ethnic cleansing” against the Palestinians.
“I say to him and I say to you: We won’t solve our conflict with libelous speeches at the UN,” Netanyahu said during his speech at the United Nations today, before calling for a “demilitarized Palestinian state [that] recognizes the one and only Jewish state.”
Netanyahu then equated the Iranian government with the Al Qaida terrorists. “It makes little difference whether these lethal weapons are in the hands of the worlds most dangerous terrorist regime or the worlds most dangerous terrorist organization,” he said, recalling how Iran cracked down and its Green Revolution in 2009 and has sponsored “terrorist proxies” who have attacked American soldiers.
“And of course Iran’s leaders repeatedly have denied the Holocaust and called for Israel’s destruction,” he added, “as they did again this week.”
“Who’d be safe anywhere?” Netanyahu also asked when discussing the prospect of nuclear-armed Iran. He described the regime as one of the “branches” of “militant Iran.”