Netanyahu readies for showdown with Abbas at UN

23.09.2011                      24.Elul, 5771

Diplomatie:

Netanyahu readies for showdown with Abbas at UN

PM meets with Clinton, other heads of state, as Israeli diplomats work to sway international opinion ahead of Security Council hearing.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spent Thursday in New York behind closed doors preparing his much-touted public verbal duel with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday morning.
During what is expected to be a dramatic showdown, Abbas will likely make an emotional bid to the represented nations, asking that they recognize Palestinian statehood, irrespective of any peace process with Israel. Netanyahu will then state Israel’s case to the Assembly….