By Ido Ben Porat(A7) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is taking off for New York, just prior to 1:00a.m. Israel time.
Bennett will address the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, and is expected to focus on the Iranian threat.
“I am very happy to bring the voice of Israel,” Bennett said before taking off from Ben Gurion International Airport. “We do not define ourselves according to others – not Iran, and not the Palestinians.”
“I propose that the Palestinian and Iranian leaders busy themselves with improving the lives of their citizens, and not busy themselves obsessively with Israel.
“Recently, there were a few important moments, most prominent among them the sweeping victory in the US House of Representatives. In the moment of truth, the Americans support us, with overwhelming support. There is a small anti-Israel group which makes a lot of noise, but they failed.”
Bennett is scheduled to land in New York at 5:20a.m. local time on Sunday morning, and later that day he will meet ministers from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. On Monday he will address the United Nations, meeting afterwards with its Secretary General, António Guterres.