Netanyahu Blasts UN As “House Of Lies”


netanyahu2There was a dramatic and defiant move at the United Nations on Friday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sidestepped two decades of failed negotiations and surged ahead with demands for Palestinian statehood.

Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu both addressed the General Assembly, where Netanyahu called on Abbas to negotiate with him Friday.

The provocative action sparked violence in the West Bank.

There was huge applause when Abbas held up his formal application for statehood. It followed a speech in which he said it was time for his people to realize their dreams of an independent homeland.

“After 63 years of suffering of an ongoing tragedy and nakba – enough, enough, enough,” Abbas said to applause.

Abbas in effect thumbed his nose at the United States, Israel and other nations who say peace in the Middle East can only come through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, but it was clear that Abbas was empowered by other actions across the region, the so-called Arab spring.

“The time has come also for the Palestinian spring, the time for independence,” Abbas said.

But Netanyahu came back with a strong, frank and blunt speech, calling the UN a “house of lies,” one that has condemned Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, more than all the other nations combined.

“This is the unfortunate part the UN institution, is the theatre of the absurd. It doesn’t only cast Israel as the villain, it often casts real villains in leading roles,” Netanyahu said.

“Hezbollah controlled Lebanon, now presides over the Security Council. This means in effect that a terror organization presides over the body entrusted with guaranteeing world security.”

Netanyahu said there can be no Palestinian state until there is a treaty guaranteeing Israel’s security.

“President Abbas just said on this podium that the Palestinians are armed only with their hopes and dreams. Yup, hopes, dreams and ten thousand missiles and Grad rockets supplied by Iran, not to mention the river of lethal weapons now flowing into Gaza from the Sinai,” Netanyahu said.

“Yes, the Jewish state. After all, this is the body that recognized the Jewish state 64 years ago. Now don’t you think it’s about time the Palestinians did the same?”

The Israeli leader said he was so intent on making peace with the Palestinians – to give them their own state – that he would meet them anywhere. He challenged Abbas to start the peace talks again right now while both men are here in New York City.

“We’ve both just flown thousands of miles to New York. Now we’re in the same city. We’re in the same building. So let’s meet here today in the United Nations,” Netanyahu said to applause. “Who’s there to stop us? What is there to stop us if we genuinely want peace?”

“I extend my hand, the hand of Israel, in peace. I hope that you will grasp that hand. We are both the sons of Abraham. Our destinies are intertwined. Let us realize the vision of Israel. The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. Let that light be the light of peace.”

There was no word from the Palestinians about renewing talks. And although the Security Council meets Monday, their motion at the Security Council could take weeks if not months to sort out.

{CBS NY/ Newscenter}


  1. Lieberman will crush them. Judea and Samaria will rise triumphant. We are the Chosen People in the Chosen Land. G-d and the Torah tell us so. The Palestinian means nothing. Lieberman will punish them for their insolence.

  2. he said that many years ago lubavitch rebbe told him that the un is a house of lies, why do you mis-quote netanyahu by giving him that statement

  3. why cant u say the whole story, that when he became ambassador to the un he went to the Lubavitcher Rebbe and was told that by the Rebbe that the un is a place of lies and even a small amount of truth dispels a lot of darkness and that is (bibi’s) job


  5. I am outraged by the blatant omission of the Lubavitcher Rebbe who Netanyahu openly quoted. In fact, if you want to understand why after so msny years of efforts, talks and concessions that Israel and the Palestinians cannot agree to peaceful terms it s a result ofthe inability of some, particullarly this website to give credit and recojugnition where it s clearly due. In fact, Netanahu did not blast the UN as a house of lies, it was the Rebbe enlightened him with thar 28 years ago. With all the cries for selicha and mechila and requests for word peave, hapiness, health and prosperity remember that G-d like any father is paind most by the discord among His children.

  6. The problem is that anything less than, G-d forbid, no Jewish state, will satisfy the Arabs. The Arab claims are illegitimate. Why not state it as bluntly as calling the UN a “house of lies.”

  7. Man, this guy is something! Congratz!
    If one Yiddishe life is saved by his tough talk, it would have been well worth it and if thousands are, how muh more so! May HaShem grant the saychell in the minds of all those puppets to save us from these miserable creatures!
    Shana Tova to all Yidden all around the world and may this year be the one where we will all bring our korbanos to the Beis Hamikdash!

  8. Dear Snag, #8, Relax! These omissions often go both ways and are not necessarily an indication of ill will. Instead of fanning the flames of machlokes, correct what needs to be corrected, as #12 did,and focus on what we all share: Love of HKB”H, emes, E.Y. and each other. Brothers are allowed to have differences, even fierce differences, as long as they express themselves to each other with respect. Tichleh shana ukilelosehoh!