The UN General Assembly is perhaps the most captivating political show on earth, when the “Powers That Be” gather in New York City every year to discuss issues of universal importance and play geopolitics.
Addressing UNGA, the Greek PM has condemned the building of “higher” walls in the EU as well as the mistreatment of refugees and migrants amid the crisis. He also spoke of “devastating social cost” his country is paying.
In his speech at the UN General Assembly, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of aggressive behavior and sharply criticized the nuclear deal with Tehran. He also addressed relations with Palestine and berated the UN for alleged anti-Israeli bias.
The Palestinian flag raising at the UN is a symbol that Palestinians are not only ready for statehood, but are tired of double standards and hypocrisy, said PLO adviser Xavier Abu Eid, adding “we need our rights now.”
When 30 world leaders sat down to lunch at the United Nations, they weren’t treated to a fancy meal that the political crème de la crème are accustomed to. Instead, they ate items like “landfill salad,” “chickpea water” and “repurposed bread bun.”