This week in New York City, leaders from around the world are addressing the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly (GA). Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is currently flying to New York to meet with President Obama and address the GA. His speech is scheduled for Wednesday. I will provide the full text and analysis at that time.
So far, speeches by two Arab leaders have drawn my attention. Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas both addressed the GA in recent days. I would strongly encourage you to read both texts. The contrast between the two was stark.
- Full text of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech to the UN
- Full text of Jordan King Abdullah II’s speech to the UN
Here are key excerpts from the speeches and a bit of analysis…
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