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PM to Address UN General Assembly in NY; Counter 'Blood Libels'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has decided to address the UN General Assembly next month in New York.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 8/30/2012, 7:43 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has decided to address the UN General Assembly next month in New York.

The Prime Minister will leave for New York on Thursday, September 27, after the conclusion of Yom Kippur, and will leave New York early Sunday morning, September 30.

"In Tehran today, the representatives of 120 countries heard a blood libel against the State of Israel and were silent,” Netanyahu said Thursday. “This silence must stop. Therefore, I will go to the UN General Assembly and, in a clear voice, tell the nations of the world the truth about Iran's terrorist regime, which constitutes the greatest threat to world peace," the Prime Minister asserted.

The Prime Minister’s decision comes as Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaking Thursday at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, called Israelis “ferocious Zionist wolves who digest the Palestinian people.”