Last updated: 29 November, 2012

Abbas UN speech “defamatory and venomous”, says Israel

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s speech before the General Assembly ahead of its vote on upgrading Palestinian UN status was “defamatory and venomous,” Israel charged on Thursday.

“The world watched a defamatory and venomous speech that was full of mendacious propaganda against the IDF (army) and the citizens of Israel,” said a statement issued by the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.