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        9/24/2013, Tishrei 20, 5774

      Netanyahu Orders Israel Delegation to Boycott Rouhani


      Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has instructed the Israeli delegation to the United Nations to boycott Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's speech at the UN General Assembly, in contrast to last year.

      "Despite the spin being given to the new Iranian Presidents statements, the regime's policies have not changed at all. Just last week, Rouhani, as Ahmadinejad before him, refused to recognize the Holocaust as a historical fact," Netanyahu said.

       "When Iranian leaders stop denying the Holocaust of the Jewish people, and stop calling for the destruction of Israel and recognize its right to exist, then the Israeli delegation will listen to speeches at the General Assembly." Netanyahu added.