Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu cancelled his trip to the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday

The particular political context in Israel will not allow the Prime Minister to attend the United Nations General Assembly scheduled for late September at the organization’s headquarters in New York. This was announced on Wednesday, September 18th, by official sources in Jerusalem. This surprise decision comes in the aftermath of the legislative elections, during which Likud, Benyamin Netanyahu’s political party, is neck and neck with that of his rival Benny Gantz.v

Of the 120 seats in the Knesset, (Israeli Parliament), no political party has managed to obtain a majority to form a new government. What drives political leaders has started negotiations in this direction. In power for a decade, Benyamin Netanyahu is already engaged in numerous negotiations with the minority parties that have won his cause. As a reminder, a one-on-one meeting was scheduled on the margins of this UN summit between the Prime Minister and President Donald Trump on the historic defence treaty.


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