Responding to UN speech, opposition Knesset members encourage Netanyahu to stay silent

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
October 2, 2015 03:38

 
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Knesset members in the opposition said they were unimpressed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the UN General Assembly on Thursday.

Reacting to Netanyahu’s 45-seconds of silence in the middle of his speech that were intended to protest the world’s lack of response to Iranian threats to destroy Israel, they said the prime minister should exercise his right to remain silent a lot more often.

“Instead of the embarrassing silence today, he should have been silent [seven] months ago rather than speaking to Congress and harming Israel by sticking his finger in the eye of the president of the United States,” Zionist Union MK Shelly Yacimovich said.

The speech was full of useless gimmicks and recycled cliches, she said, adding that Netanyahu’s vow that the Jewish people would no longer be passive was farcical because, under his leadership, Israel has been completely passive and non-pioneering on both the Palestinian and Iranian issues.

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