Thursday, November 29, 2012

Netanyahu to Address the Nation

Seems that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be making major policy address or at least an exceptional announcement.

He'll be here at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center soon, having booked our auditorium.

Since we are a state-sponsored institution, I doubt that it will be an electioneering event although some wags here claim he might set up a new list with Benny Begin but that's probably just a bad joke.

Maybe Iran?  After all, the 'Begin Doctrine' has been on the table for years now.

Disbanding the electoral bloc with Yisrael Beiteinu?

It's always so exciting to live here.

It is November 29, Partition Day and the Pals. are at it in the UN.  Maybe he'll say something very Zionist?


My last assumption was the correct one.  As soon as I have more details, will further update.


In short, it was a pool press conference, Hebrew and English.

He said:

a) nothing the UN does will affect the historical connection between the people of Israel and the Land of Israel.

b) the UN will not alter the reality of what occurs here which will be concluded through negotiations.

c) and since Israel unilaterally disengaged from Gaza and received rockets, a Hamas-regime and Iranian weapons supply, we will not disregard threats to our national security.


Quotation from Herb Keinon:

Bibi on UN: "Don't get excited. Unimportant how many vote against us, no force in world wil get me to compromise Israel's security."

The official statement:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this morning (Thursday, 29 November 2012), at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, made the following statement:

"Israel is prepared to live in peace with a Palestinian state, but for peace to endure, Israel’s security must be protected.  The Palestinians must recognize the Jewish State and they must be prepared to end the conflict with Israel once and for all.  None of these vital interests, these vital interests of peace, none of them appear in the resolution that will be put forward before the General Assembly today and that is why Israel cannot accept it.  The only way to achieve peace is through agreements that are reached by the parties directly; through valid negotiations between themselves, and not through UN resolutions that completely ignore Israel’s vital security and national interests.  And because this resolution is so one-sided, it doesn’t advance peace, it pushes it backwards.
As for the rights of the Jewish people in this land, I have a simple message for those people gathered in the General Assembly today: No decision by the UN can break the 4000-year-old bond between the people of Israel and the land of Israel."



PM's Office Response to Abu Mazen's UN General Assembly Speech
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)

In response to Abu Mazen's speech [to the UN General Assembly], the Prime Minister's Office, this evening (Thursday, 29 November 2012), issues the following statement:

"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."



Ariadne said...

Apart from its being stupid and abortive of peace imagine if Israel took over Judea and Samaria. That would leave Gaza as the only possible Palestine. Wouldn't it?

YMedad said...

no. there's Jordan. part of histoic Palestine. 60%+ population from west of River. lots ofr oom.

Anonymous said...

lots of room here as well, what do you go take a visit, invite all you neighbours and friendsas well, then maybe the rest of us can live in peace.