Netanyahu lying to the world about achieving 'peace': Israeli media
An Israeli commentator says Netanyahu showed a "distorted map" of the so-called "New Middle East" with no presence of a Palestinian state.
Israeli media reported on Friday that Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lying about the alleged map of "Israel" in 1948 that he presented before the United Nations General Assembly, because "there is no place in it for the two-state solution."
Commenting on Netanyahu’s speech before the UNGA, the Israel Channel 13 commentator Gil Tamari said Netanyahu "talks about peace and the vision of a new Middle East, but if we look at the details, it is very difficult to make peace in the Middle East, as he portrays."
Tamari pointed out that the "distorted map" presented by the Israeli occupation Prime Minister that depicts the so-called "New Middle East" "leaves no room for the two-state solution."
The commentator noted that Netanyahu "presented a map of Israel in 1948, with its borders being the Jordan River, with the absence of a Palestinian state."
During his speech, Netanyahu claimed that "peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia will truly create a new Middle East" and that he has "long sought to make peace with the Palestinians," failing to mention the daily crimes committed by the Israeli occupation government against Palestinians.
"What peace is he [Netanyahu] talking about? And with whom does he want to make peace?," Tamari said, especially since he condoned that the alleged map of "Israel" consists of the occupied West Bank and its illegal settlements, which the international community also deems as illegally occupied by "Israel".
Netanyahu told the United Nations on Friday that the Israeli occupation is on the "cusp" of normalizing ties with Saudi Arabia and that Palestinians should not get to "veto" the move.
He claimed that US-brokered agreements in 2020 to normalize ties with three other Arab states had already "heralded the dawn of a new age of peace."
"But I believe that we are at the cusp of an even more dramatic breakthrough -- a historic peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia," he indicated.
Netanyahu claimed that "such a peace will go a long way to ending the Arab-Israeli conflict. It will encourage other Arab states to normalize their relations with Israel."
Contradicting his own acts, he went on to say that "the Palestinians could greatly benefit from a broader peace. They should be part of that process. But they should not have a veto over the process."