Gilbert Collard – a free translation of his speech:
It is difficult not to believe that this resolution will create greater tension in the country. You did not support any of these thoughts. You did not support any of the arguments. This resolution is inadmissible, unreal and in the only gives you the feeling that you are fighting for an ideology that is lacking. There is no comparison between South Africa and Israel. Israel is not a racist country! There is no apartheid! Put that in your head! This is a country which represents in the Middle East the values of democracy that we defend. If you today recognize the Palestinian state through your resolution you will embrace Hamas, you will embrace terrorism, you will embrace hate, you will embrace death in the cities of Israel and in Jerusalem. But be lucid! What are you about to do? We want a Palestinian state. All of us do. How could you not, but in the desirable conditions. Not in this disorder. Not in terrorism Not in violence. Not with the Charter with its article 11 and 13 in which they want to eradicate the Jewish state and negate it. How can you accept a resolution which gives strength to the killer and the terrorist? Yes to a Palestinian state, but not in these conditions Yes to peace, no to terrorism!
Update Dec 3, 2014:
And after this passionate speech Gilbert Collard abstained. See below