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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
General Assembly
1 October 2013



General Assembly
GA/11432

        Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
23rd & 24th Meetings (AM & PM)


AS GENERAL DEBATE CONCLUDES, PRIME MINISTER URGES RELENTLESS PRESSURE ON IRAN,


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Background

The General Assembly met this morning to conclude its General Debate.

Statements

MARIYAM SHAKEELA, Minister of Environment and Energy and Acting Foreign Minister of Maldives …

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Among the global challenges close to the heart of the Maldivians was the situation in the Middle East.

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The true aspirations of the Palestinian people must also be recognized, with the establishment of a Palestinian State with Jerusalem as its capital on the lands occupied as a result of the 1967 war. The question of Palestine had been discussed enough, she said, now it was “time for action”.

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XAVIER LASSO MENDOZA, (Ecuador)

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The United Nations was the place to defend the right for all peoples to be respected, he said. The time had come to bring an end to the settlements in Israel and for Palestine to be respected and recognised within 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

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IB PETERSEN (Denmark)…

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After addressing developments in negotiations between Israel and Palestine, in Afghanistan and in the Sahel, he said Somalia’s New Deal Compact was crucial for reconciliation and peacebuilding and would set priorities for the next three years.

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BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, Prime Minister of Israel

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He said that his country also sought a historic compromise by which a demilitarized Palestinian State and a Jewish State of Israel could live side by side. Like previous Israeli Prime Ministers, he was willing to make painful concessions, but so far, the Palestinian leaders were not prepared to offer their own painful concessions, which must be made for the sake of coexistence. Many Israelis had forebears who had worked to transform a “bludgeoned Jewish people, left for dead” into a vibrant and thriving nation defending itself with “the courage of modern Maccabees”, he said. The people of Israel had come home, never to be uprooted again.

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