Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Bibi Netanyahu's UNGA 2016 Speech: Israel's Powerful Future

The Israeli Prime-Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, delivered a powerful speech before the UNGA. For the first time, Israel was assertive before the world community and announced that the Jewish State will no longer accept to be the UN's punching bag. It's clear that Israel's standing is changing and becoming more valuable - “Israel has a bright future at the UN.”

'The UN, began as a moral force, has become a moral farce.'

Monday, 26 September 2016

Sheikh Al-Thani's UNGA Speech: Threats to Israel and Confessions

Sheikh Tamim Bia Haÿad Al-Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, delivered a very interesting speech before the UNGA, this year, as he admitted what we have all suspected a long time ago: Qatar sponsors two major conflicts preventing peace in the Middle East today. Why doesn't Qatar want Peace in the region? From his whole speech, what caught our attention the most was Sheikh Tamim's Foreign Policy Confessions:

Sunday, 25 September 2016

President Obama's UNGA 2016 Speech: Eyeing His Next Job

President Obama delivered his last speech before the UNGA, on the 20th of September 2016. POTUS sent messages to every corner of the world, though he made some serious mistakes in his address; and he used the UNGA annual session to make a political case for Hillary Clinton. There was an unusual detail in Pres. Obama's speech this year: he employed the personal pronoun “I” too many times – as if he were distributing his Resume to prospective employers.

Friday, 23 September 2016

The Brazilian President's UNGA 2016 Speech: Nuclear Threats

Brazil's President, Michel Temer, delivered a very interesting speech before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), last Tuesday. He started by addressing what seems to be this year's theme at the UN - diversity (read: racial, religious, cultural tolerance); then he sent the US a signal of rapprochement (by echoing past statements of Barack Obama) and made balanced criticisms of the UN's work thus far. However, President Temer's speech was also very ambitious as he wants Brazil to have more international prominence.