'Security Council can't vote to change reality'

Israel's ambassador to the UN slams Security Council for vote on resolution condemning Trump's recognition of Jerusalem.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Danny Danon
Danny Danon
Arutz Sheva

The United Nations Security Council will meet today to vote on a resolution denouncing US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The resolution calls on “all States to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City of Jerusalem,” and demanded that countries “comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the Holy City of Jerusalem, and not to recognize any actions or measures contrary to those resolutions.”

Ahead of the Security Council vote, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon harshly criticized the resolution.

“Every other country in the world has the right to designate its capital city. But when it comes to Israel, somehow this most basic national right is questioned and condemned. We thank the United States for standing with Israel and staying loyal to the truth,” Ambassador Danon said.

Ambassador Danon noted that Jews around the world are now celebrating the holiday of Hanukkah. “It seems that some of those who wish us well have forgotten exactly why we celebrate Hanukkah. Hanukkah is about the liberation of Jerusalem…It is about reinstating Jewish sovereignty more than two-thousand years ago over our capital, Jerusalem.”

Ambassador Danon called on the Security Council to end its focus on Jerusalem. “Members of the Council can vote again and again - for a hundred more times. It won’t change the simple fact that Jerusalem is, has been, and always will be the capital of Israel.”

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