Ahmadinejad to Address U.N. General Assembly on Yom Kippur [View all]
First Publish: 9/10/2012, 12:27 PM
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to address the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, September 26, which also happens to be Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu recently said that he will leave for New York after the conclusion of Yom Kippur. He is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama on September 27, although sources said the date is subject to change due to the President's campaign schedule.
Netanyahu is likely to address the General Assembly the next day, Friday September 28.
The Prime Minister’s decision to address the U.N. came a day after Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran, calling Israelis “ferocious Zionist wolves who digest the Palestinian people.”