All the world’s a stage at the UN, and Netanyahu is a player

“A genocidal regime is seeking to wipe out millions of Jews and the world is trying to stay on its good side.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may not like the UN very much, calling one of its bodies “morally depraved” on Thursday, but he loves addressing it.

Netanyahu relishes the chance to perform at the UN General Assembly, something his aides have attested to over the years, though they really don’t need to. It’s clear from all the the flourishes he uses time and again – the props, puns and pauses – that he’s enjoying himself.

The UNGA is high political theater, with the lines of Shakespeare’s As You Like It brought to life: “All the world’s a stage/ And all the men and women merely players,” and Netanyahu played his usual part. Continue reading

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