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▸ Abbas UNGA Speech full text (Link to PDF)

Probably - this speech will be considered too moderate or weaker than expected - (Unless Abbas improvises)

Maybe 3 things - but - nothing crisp. 

  • 1. re: ‘Consultations’ for the observer status membership via UNGA vote - mentioned

In order to enhance the chances for peace, we will continue our efforts to obtain full membership for Palestine at the United Nations. And, for the same purpose, we have begun intensive consultations with various regional organizations and Member States aimed at having the General Assembly adopt a resolution considering the State of Palestine as a non-Member State of the United Nations during this session. We are confident that the vast majority of the countries of the world support our endeavor aimed at salvaging the chances for a just peace.

  • 2. Not sure how these short phrase gets picked: re: coexistence, two state solution, Israel’s legitimacy (right) to exist - etc. 

We realize that ultimately the two peoples must live and coexist, each in their respective State, in the Holy Land. Further, we realize that progress towards making peace is through negotiations between the PLO and Israel.


In our endeavor, we do not seek to delegitimize an existing State - that is Israel; but rather to assert the State that must be realized - that is Palestine.

  • 3. New metaphor? - New Nakba. The phrase has been around but maybe new coming from PA top. 

And, they are suffering its ongoing effects until today and every day as a result of the practices of the occupation and the settlers on a land that is diminishing and a horizon before them that is blocked against their simple, ordinary dreams. They see their homeland and, their present and future vulnerable to continued usurpation and they say firmly: we will not allow a new Nakba to happen.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I say to you that the brave Palestinian people will not allow themselves to be the victim of a new Nakba. 


Source: gadebate.un.org

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