PM will likely meet US president Biden on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York instead of the White house; Netanyahu accuses protesters of joining with the PLO and Iran.
Nobel Prize laureate Daniel Kahneman and two prominent New York rabbis will lead the protests next Friday outside the United Nations while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the General Assembly.
Kahneman, who received the Nobel Prize in economics in 2002 and is a professor emeritus at Princeton, will be one of the keynote speakers at the demonstration.
Demonstrators in Israel have staged a march in Tel Aviv while carrying the Declaration of Independence. Activists in America plan to come from across the country to hound the PM wherever he goes.
The Biden administration has been concerned in recent weeks a meeting with Netanyahu should occur at the White House or not, given a fear of mass protests by Israelis and Jews in front of the gates.
Jewish organizations spoke out against Netanyahu’s comparison of the anti-judicial overhaul protesters to Iran and the PLO as “a common authoritarian tool, to distract and deflect from legitimate concerns of peaceful protesters”.
The PM’s office has confirmed that he will meet with Elon Musk, owner of the social media platform X (formerly Twitter), on Monday in Silicon Valley, before heading to New York for the annual UN General Assembly meeting.
Netanyahu to meet Musk, Erdogan, Zelenskyy, Biden — but no White House visit (Al-Monitor)
Photo: Protest against Netanyahu in New York City, in August (TheNews2/Cover Images via Reuters Connect)