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Abbas at UN: Palestinians Will Present Security Council Resolution Against Israeli Settlements, Haaretz

President Abbas said on Thursday he plans to soon present the UN Security Council with a resolution against the Israeli settlements in the West Bank. At the UN General Assembly in New York, Abbas said he hoped no country would veto the resolution. The Palestinians will “continue to exert all efforts” for a UN Security Council resolution against Israel, adding that he was “in intensive consultations with Arab countries” regarding the resolution and he hoped that it would not be vetoed. He stressed that the Palestinians’ 1993 recognition of Israel “remains in force,” but added that Israel “must reciprocate with similar recognition of Palestine and put an end to the occupation.” “Both nations must live side by side as good neighbors in secure borders,” he said.

Benjamin Netanyahu Invites Mahmoud Abbas To Address Israel’s Knesset, Forward

Prime Minister Netanyahu welcomed “the spirit of the Arab Peace Initiative” and invited President Abbas to the Knesset in his General Assembly speech on Thursday. “The UN began as moral force, and has become a moral farce,” Netanyahu said. He said that while the United Nations denounces Israel, the United States supports Israel. More and more nations around the world see Israel as a partner, the prime minister said. ”Everything will change and a lot sooner than you think,” he said.

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