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The Statehood Bid: the speeches

Palestinians submit statehood request to UN – President Mahmoud Abbas says time has come to end the suffering and the plight of millions of Palestinians. Analysis from Al Jazeera English, 23 September 2011.

“My people desire to exercise their right to enjoy a normal life like the rest of humanity. They believe what the great poet Mahmoud Darwish said: Standing here, staying here, permanent here, eternal here, and we have one goal, one, one: to be.”
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses UN General Assembly after submitting application for recognition to UN Chief Ban Ki-moon. 
Full transcript of speech, Haaretz, 24 September 2011.

Netanyahu to Abbas: ‘Let’s meet today’ – Israeli leader emphasises security but tells UN General Assembly he is ready to negotiate with Palestinian president. Analysis from Al Jazeera English, 23 September 2011.

“Today I hope that the light of truth will shine, if only for a few minutes, in a hall that for too long has been a place of darkness for my country. So as Israel’s prime minister, I didn’t come here to win applause. I came here to speak the truth. (Cheers, applause.) The truth is – the truth is that Israel wants peace.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the 66th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, following Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech.
Full transcript of speech, Haaretz, 24 September 2011.

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