Second Temple coin at the UN Security Council

Israeli Ambassador Danon tells UN Security Council, 'All the nations of the world should join us this year in Jerusalem.'

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Danny Danon holds replica of Second Temple coin
Danny Danon holds replica of Second Temple coin
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Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon addressed a special session of the UN Security Council convened to discuss US President Donald Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem.

Danon thanked President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley by saying that "we are grateful to the United States for its courageous decision."

Addressing to the Council members, Danon held up a replica of a first-century coin, stressing the fact that the Jews are indigenous to the land.

"I have here a replica of an ancient coin found on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It is dated from the year 67 A.D. during the time of the second Jewish Temple. The words 'Jerusalem the Holy' are written on it," Danon said.

"Only three years later, in the year 70 A.D., would our holy temple be destroyed [by the Romans] and the Jewish people sent into exile for 2,000 years."

Ambassador Danon concluded his remarks by reminding the Council of the Jewish prayer "next year in Jerusalem."

"Seventy years ago, the Jewish people came home to Jerusalem," he said, calling on "all the nations of the world to join us this year in Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel."

The coin Danny Danon showed the UN Security Council
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