Danny Danon
Danny Danon Arutz Sheva

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN on Friday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement in which he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“President Trump’s declaration marks a milestone – for Israel, for peace and for the world,” Danon said ahead of a UN Security Council session that was convened to discuss Trump’s move.

“The announcement on Wednesday revealed a sad truth about some people around the world. The people who threaten to ignite a wave of violence,” he continued.

“This announcement should serve as a reality check for the Palestinians. They can choose violence as they have always done, or they can choose to join us at the negotiating table. The Security Council must send a clear message that there is never an excuse for violence. Violence must never be used as a threat,” added Danon.

“The nations of the world must understand, that there will never be peace without Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. That is why, today, I call on all countries to join with our American friends, recognize Jerusalem as our capital and move their embassies as well,” Ambassador Danon concluded.

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