2012-09-27 20:59:42

Palestinian President Abbas, Israel’s Netanyahu speak at UN as Wikileaks’ Assange critiques Obama

Today, leaders from Libya, Iraq, and other nations addressed the UN’s General Assembly in New York with some highlighting unresolved conflicts, such as the fighting in Syria, the dispute in the China Sea and the ongoing embargo on Cuba. But it was the appearance of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas followed shortly by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that drew a sharp difference. President Abbas, speaking through an interpreter, said Palestinians had been participating in UNICEF, but would push for full recognition at the UN.

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