Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will speak today (Monday) at 16:00 in a speech at the UN General Assembly, in what will be his first international political speech.
A source in the Prime Minister's entourage in New York said that Bennett's speech would deal with Israel's war on the corona virus. And will require deeds.
Bennett will say that the time for the speeches is over and now the test of action has arrived.
In the speech, he will discuss the new spirit in the new government in Israel, and will not respond to Abu Mazen's speech.
Bennett is also expected to point out that there is no possibility of political negotiations, there are steps that can be taken that will make it easier for the population, but Israel will continue to live its life.
Due to the holiday constraints Bennett arrives after most of the country leaders have already left the place, and those who remain are mostly foreign ministers.
Following his speech at the UN General Assembly, the Prime Minister will address the Jewish Federations of North America and the heads of other organizations.
The Prime Minister will also meet with the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and with the US Ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
PM Bennett before taking off for New York, Photo: Avi Ohayon, GPO
Before the flight to the UN General Assembly in New York, the prime minister referred to Abu Mazen's speech, expressing satisfaction with the vote in the House of Representatives in favor of funding another Iron Dome system for Israel: "There is a small anti-Israel group that makes a lot of noise, but it failed," he said. In addition, he addressed a message to the Palestinians and Iran: "I suggest that their leaders engage with their people - and stop obsessing over Israel."
Bennett is expected to take off back to Israel after Simchat Torah.