Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was set to address the UN General Assembly on Thursday in a speech that is expected to focus on Iran, but also on the frozen peace process.


Netanyahu’s speech comes the day after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas delivered his own address to the General Assembly, threatening to stop abiding by the Oslo Accords, which have governed the relations between Israel and the Palestinians for more than two decades.



Tensions between Palestinians and Israelis have been particularly high during the holiday period, which has been marked by clashes on the Temple Mount, including on Sunday and Monday.


Moments before boarding an airplane for New York on Tuesday, Netanyahu said that each time he addresses the UN, “I feel the privilege and great honor of telling the truth before the world on behalf of the citizens of Israel.”


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