Abbas practically ran from the chamber after he finished delivering his address to the world body, without waiting to hear responses from the UNSC members.
"For thousands of years, Jerusalem has been the heart and soul of our people... and it will remain the undivided capital of the State of Israel forever.”
"I will decline the advice I was recently given by your top negotiator, Saeb Erekat. I will not shut up. Rather, I will respectfully speak some hard truths."
Mahmoud Abbas outlined in his speech the necessary "outcomes" of any peace conference the Palestinian Authority is willing to attend.
Abbas spokesman Rudeina said the speech will send a message that "justice, peace and land are the only way to a secure, stable and prosperous Middle East, free from all forms of terrorism.”
“There is a problem here of an inability to understand history and a lack of sensitivity to the tragedy of our people,” Netanyahu said.
"It is inconceivable that within the UN, which is supposed to establish peace and protect human rights, a diplomat would incite to violence and terrorism that injure and even kill innocent Israelis."
“This is not the first time that we have warned you of Iran’s dangerous actions that undermine the situation in our region."
Lebanon and Hezbollah don't want to be blocked by an Israeli security wall, and claim land south of the Blue Line is Lebanese territory.
“Instead of inviting Mahmoud Abbas to address the Security Council to disseminate lies and hate, the Council should unequivocally condemn this attack," Danon said.
"Abbas is completely misreading today’s reality and harming the prospects for a better future for his people.”
Danon: “On the day the UN is marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the UNHRC has chosen to publicize information about the number of companies operating in Israel.”
If enacted, the law could create a serious dilemma for leading U.S. firms with Irish subsidies who will have to face a choice between violating Irish law or violating the U.S. Export Administration Regulations.
"If we do not succeed in passing the torch of memory to future generations throughout the world, the lesson will not be learned.”
U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a briefing earlier this month the funding cut may not be permanent.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said UNRWA should be scrapped because it helps "fictitious refugees."
It is expected the southern Gaza desalination plant will supply half a million residents with some 20,000 cubic meters of water per day.
Even the “State of Palestine” had ten recommendations for Israel, to which Israel responded by suggesting to entity by that name does not “satisfy the criteria for statehood under international law.”
“We are releasing this classified information because it is vital for the world to understand that if we turn a blind eye in Syria, the Iranian threat will only grow.”
“We did not want to set a precedent in which the Palestinians had observer status in an organization [that addresses sensitive intelligence issues] like this."
Numbers don't lie, even if UNRWA does. UNRWA is a complete failure when it comes to refugees.
“The current UNRWA definition breeds a victimhood mentality that perpetuates Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”
According to a classified State Dept. report, the actual number of authentic refugees hovers around 20,000.
State Dept. spokesperson Nauert said in announcing the funding cut Wednesday at a briefing that the $65 million was being withheld but so far, not eliminated.
The oil-rich Arab countries of the Middle East have other priorities, or they would have offered to fill UNRWA's budget gap.