The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

September 20, 2016

Address by President Obama to the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly

The United Nations
New York, New York

10:29A.M. EDT


And surely, Israelis and Palestinians will be better off if Palestinians reject incitement and recognize the legitimacy of Israel, but Israel recognizes that it cannot permanently occupy and settle Palestinian land.  We all have to do better as leaders in tamping down, rather than encouraging, a notion of identity that leads us to diminish others.


Document symbol: GA71_United States
Document Type: Address, Remarks, Speech
Document Sources: General Assembly
Country: Israel, Palestine, United States of America
Subject: Occupation, Peace process, Statehood-related
Publication Date: 20/09/2016