Israeli UN envoy says Abbas speech shows he’s ‘not a partner for peace’

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

FILE - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, September 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
FILE - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, September 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Israel’s UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan responds to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s UN speech, saying that only weeks ago the PA leader “defended Hitler and blamed the Jews for being massacred during the Holocaust.”

“Today,” Erdan says, “he stood at this podium and called the vicious Palestinian terror attacks ‘peaceful resistance.'”

“President Abbas proved today that he is not a partner for peace,” Erdan says, calling Abbas “irrelevant.”

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