Assessment: When Naftali Bennett addresses the General Assembly on Monday, talks with the Palestinians or a Palestinian state will not be part of his speech. Joe Biden will not be pleased.
‘Exhausting.” “Irksome.” “Nuisance.”
These are some of the words sources close to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett used in recent days to describe the persistence of those within the Israeli government and outside it to constantly bring up the issue of the Palestinians.
“They may build, but I will throw down;
They shall be called the Territory of Wickedness … “Malachi 1:4
And the Palestinians are expected to be mostly absent from Bennett’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Monday.
Bennett has opposed a Palestinian state, on both ideological and national security grounds, consistently throughout his public life.
When he first ran for office, Bennett often said Israel has enough to offer so that its relations with the world should not revolve around the Palestinians.
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid supports a two-state solution