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PMO: Bennett’s UN speech will be unlike Netanyahu’s; ex-PM: He can learn from me

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23.09.2021

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will not be whipping out the posterboard visual aids his predecessor Benjamin Netanyahu made famous when Bennett addresses the United Nations General Assembly next week, his spokesman said on Thursday.

“The speech will be different than the style of Netanyahu’s speeches,” said his spokesman, in a not-so-subtle dig at the former premier. “There will not be visual aids, poster boards, drawings, and the like.”

In his 2012 speech to the UN, Netanyahu famously used a cartoon drawing of a bomb to illustrate the dangers of Iranian nuclear enrichment.

“This is a bomb. This is a fuse,” he said while pointing at the image.

He continued using such devices in subsequent speeches.

Netanyahu responded on Twitter: “Bennett’s obsession with distinguishing himself from Netanyahu in any way possible is costing Israel dearly in the fight against the coronavirus, in the fight against nuclear Iran and in the diplomatic fight against the Palestinians.

“Instead of ridiculously attacking prime minister Netanyahu’s numerous and successful speeches at the UN, Bennett should read these speeches carefully and learn how to capture world attention and how to enlist it for the interests of the State of Israel,” he continued.

Bennett will stress in his speech that Israel will do what it must in order to confront Iran, but there will be no warnings or bluster, the spokesman........

© The Times of Israel


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