General Praise for Netanyahu’s Historic UN Speech

(IsraelNN.com) Rare wall-to-wall praise was heard in Israel and abroad for Netanyahu’s historic speech in the UN on Thursday – though Hamas didn`t like it.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who was present in the hall, was restrained in his praise: "It was a very persuasive speech, the hall was filled, there was great interest, and he did it well." Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who was also there, was more effusive: "The prime minister’s speech was a speech that will be imprinted in the world’s consciousness. He knows how to do it. The photograph of him with the plans for Auschwitz will be carved into international memory."

President Shimon Peres and many government ministers called Netanyahu immediately afterwards to warmly congratulate him, and it took him some 40 minutes to exit the building because of all the well-wishers. He even received an embrace from a long-time guard at the UN who said he remembered Netanyahu from his days as Israel’s Ambassador from over 20 years ago….

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