Israeli poet, Nathan Zach: Netanyahu’s speech was “full of lies” while Abbas “spoke the truth”

Israeli poet and Israel Prize laureate, Nathan Zach, defended Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’ speech that described the latest Israeli occupation assault on Gaza by “genocide.” In his interview with Army Radio, Zach said that Netanyahu’s speech was “filled with lies” while Abbas’ “spoke the truth…”

Zach made a storm in the media when he defended Abbas’ use of the word “genocide”, saying that Abbas’ has been demanding fruitful negotiations for a whole year now, but Israel was pushing and delaying any solutions. “To some extent, whenever someone is angry after having been strung along for over a year with fruitless negotiations, then one tends to use words that aren’t so effective,” he said. “For Abbas, that word was genocide, or a mini genocide.”

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