Danon: US declaration should be ‘reality check’ for Palestinians

Israel’s ambassador to the UN Danny Danon tells the UN Security Council “every member of this council must send a clear message there is never an excuse for violence. Violence must never be used as a threat.”

Danon shows off an antique coin from “the second Jewish temple” to highlight the ancient Jewish connection to Israel’s capital.

Danny Danon, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, addresses the Security Council meeting on October 18, 2017. (UN Photo/Rick Bajornas)

He says the recognition of Jerusalem “should serve as a reality check for the Palestinians and for the nations of the world” that “recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a critical and necessary step for peace.”

Danon insists that “this declaration is a positive step.”

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