Bennett’s UN speech will call for action against Iran, not focus on Palestinians
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will discuss Iran’s nuclear program at some length in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly tomorrow morning, sending a message that the time has come for concrete action to stop Tehran, a senior official said. his entourage. At New York.
“Iran’s nuclear program must be addressed with actions,” the adviser said, noting that international speeches and forums are also important.
“The [message] will be that we are at a critical stage in Iran’s nuclear program, ”the official said, highlighting Iran’s continued enrichment and the possible resumption of nuclear talks with world powers in Geneva.
Bennett will also address Iran’s support for regional terrorism and armed proxies, and he will speak briefly about Iran’s new tough leadership led by President Ebrahim Raisi.
He should briefly touch on the Palestinian issue, but will not focus on it.
Israel’s relationship with the world is rich and multifaceted, and should not be defined by the ongoing conflict with the Palestinians, the adviser said.
Bennett was particularly active in drafting the address, according to the adviser.
“He decided at some point that he wanted this to be his speech, also because it’s his first speech, and he wrote it himself to a large extent,” the adviser said, adding that ‘there was an intensive back-and-forth process of dialogue and editing.
In general, the speech will reflect “a new generation of leaders” and seek to present a positive reflection of the Israeli ethic of dynamism and finding solutions.
Israel’s response to COVID-19 will be part of this message, telling the world how Israel is handling the pandemic without a more oppressive lockdown, and what lessons the Israeli experience has to offer the world.
“Now is the time to tell the story of Israel,” says the advisor.
Bennett will also speak about the encouraging trends seen in the Abrahamic Accord normalization agreements signed last year with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.