Danon: UN chief's comments are unacceptable

Israel's UN ambassador says the UN must condemn all acts of terror, no matter where they take place.

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Ambassador Danny Danon
Ambassador Danny Danon
Arutz Sheva

Israel’s UN ambassador, Danny Danon, on Sunday blasted UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s comments last week in which he appeared to express sympathy with Palestinian Arab terrorist attacks against Israelis.

“The Secretary-General’s comments regarding the terror attacks in Israel are unacceptable,” Danon told Arutz Sheva at the "Modern Anti-Semitism: BDS" conference, hosted by the Department for Combating Anti-Semitism of the World Zionist Organization (WZO), where he had earlier given a speech.

“Terror is terror is terror,” Danon continued. “We must condemn all acts of terror, whether it’s in New York, France or Jerusalem. We told this very clearly to the Security Council - that we expect the UN to condemn all acts of terrorism regardless of the motivation or the location.

Ban last week caused a firestorm when he suggested the recent terrorist attacks on Israelis were a result of "Palestinian frustration" over the “occupation”.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reacted angrily to Ban’s statements, saying they “give encouragement to terror.”

A host of Israeli politicians blasted Ban’s remarks as well, including Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid and Housing Minister Yoav Galant.








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