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Netanyahu was still tweaking his speech en route to New York, having left Israel soon after the end of the Yom Kippur fast.

Shortly before flying out, he castigated Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech to the UN Wednesday, and those who stayed in the room to hear it. “On the day that we pray to be inscribed in the Book of Life,” the prime minister said in reference to Yom Kippur, “the authoritarian Iranian regime takes every opportunity to condemn us to death.”

Officials said his address today will focus primarily on the Iranian threat, and go into detail about Tehran’s nuclear program and the specifics of the advances made by Iran despite international sanctions.

“I will reiterate that the most dangerous country in the world must not be allowed to arm itself with the most dangerous weapon in the world,” Netanyahu said Sunday during the weekly cabinet meeting.


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