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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 66th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 23, 2011. (REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 66th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 23, 2011. (REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR)

'We cannot achieve peace' through UN resolutions, Israeli PM says Add to ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly on Friday that he was reaching out to the Palestinian people but cautioned that peace could not be won with a UN resolution.

“I extend my hand to the Palestinian people,” he told the 193-nation assembly, shortly after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas submitted an application for full UN membership despite Israeli and U.S. objections.

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“The truth is that Israel wants peace, the truth is that I want peace,” he said, adding that “we cannot achieve peace through U.N. resolutions.”

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