Tag Archive for Danny Danon

PLO turns to ICC after Israel Supreme Court rules to dismantle illegal outpost

Palestinian official Saeb Erekat says PA filed ‘war crimes’ charges against Israel at Int’l Court after Israel’s High Court of Justice approved demolition of illegally built Arab compound on public lands.
• WATCH John Bolton explain illegitimacy of the International Criminal Court.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) had filed a war crimes suit against Israel following the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the evacuation of the illegal Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar.


National security adviser John Bolton talks about the International Criminal Court, the PLO and the US supporting Israel. Continue Reading »

Israel’s envoy asks UN Security Council to condemn Abbas’ antisemitic diatribe

Ambassador Danny Danon, Israel’s envoy to the United Nations, appeals to the Security Council to condemn Palestinian leader Mohmoud Abbas’ blaming of the Jews thenselves for of the Holocaust.
• Watch highlights of Abbas’ detestable rant.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon sent a letter to the UN Security Council demanding condemnation of the latest anti-Semitic remarks by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

“Such a hateful diatribe against a people who have undergone thousands of years of intolerable persecution, is completely unacceptable. I call on all leaders of good faith to condemn these repeated hateful remarks and demand a full and sincere apology from Mr. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu opens Israel’s exhibit at U.N. honoring 3000 years of Jewish History

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “This is a magnificent exhibit… cherished by us… the friends of the Jewish people, and the friends of truth. And is being denied by those who seek to erase the history of our people, our connection to our land, and our connection to our eternal capital, Jerusalem.”

By DANIEL J. ROTH

 

NEW YORK – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened a special exhibit at the United Nations on Thursday that presents historical evidence of the Jewish people’s presence in Jerusalem centuries before the Christian era.

UN Ambassador Danny Danon (L) and Minister Zeev Elkin (R) – Israel gov’t photos

Titled  “3,000 Years of History: Jews in Jerusalem,” the exhibit was initiated by UN Ambassador Danny Danon and MK Zeev Elkin (Likud), Minister of of Jerusalem and Heritage and Environmental Protection. Continue Reading »

In Palestinian political chess with Trump, Abbas seeks full UN state membership at UNSC

In latest diplomatic game of tit-for-tat, Palestinian chairman Abbas sets his cohorts to the UN Security Council seeking to upgrade their non-state status at the UN, knowing the expected US veto will render their efforts theatrical at best.

By Itamar Eichner

 

The Palestinians are planning to ask the UN Security Council to upgrade their status from a non-member observer state to a full member state with voting rights at the United Nations.

The Palestinian move is the latest in a diplomatic war that was sparked by US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, escalated when the Palestinians pushed for the adoption of a UN General Assembly resolution rejecting the American declaration, and recently culminated in US threats to cut funding for the Palestinian Authority and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Continue Reading »

Israeli Envoy: Palestinian leadership will do everything to avoid negotiations

Israel’s UN Ambassador spotlights PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ anti-American inflammatory rhetoric as latest excuse to avoid upcoming peace negotiations planned by White House for early 2018.
– WATCH PM Netanyahu address misplaced Palestinian entrenchment.

By Elad Benari

 

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, on Wednesday criticized the statement by Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

“The Palestinian Authority is doing all it can to avoid any chance for negotiations and is actively thwarting initiatives towards reconciliation,” Ambassador Danon said.

“The international community must not allow Chairman Abbas to evade direct negotiations yet again. It must be made clear to the Palestinian leadership that they must stop their dangerous incitement which threatens the stability of the region,” he added. Continue Reading »

Historic First: Israel co-sponsors Saudi resolution at UN Human Rights Council

Although Jerusalem has supported resolutions against Syrian Human Rights violations in the past, including those submitted by Saudi Arabia, Israel has never co-sponsored a resolution with the Saudis.
• Syrian official called out Israel’s co-sponsoring the resolution as demonstrative of secret alliance between Riyadh and the Israelis.

By Itamar Eichner

 

Israel co-sponsored a Saudi resolution against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday for the first time.

The resolution passed; with 108 countries voting in favor, 17 against and 58 abstaining.Israel has in the past supported similar resolutions, including those submitted by Saudi Arabia, but has never co-sponsored such a resolution alongside Riyadh. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Ambassador Danon begins term as UN General Assembly vice president

As General Assembly vice president, Ambassador Danny Danon will lead meetings & oversee the agendas for the 72nd session, beginning 13/Sep/2017.
• Coincidentally, Amb.Danon will be expected to preside over Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the General Assembly this coming Tuesday.

By Shlomo Cesana

 

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon’s term as vice president of the U.N. General Assembly began Wednesday as the body’s 72nd session got underway.

Next Tuesday, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the assembly, Danon will preside over the meeting.

Netanyahu addresses 71st session of the UNGA. – Photo: GPO/Avi Ohayon

Danon was elected as the representative of the Western European and Others regional group and will take part in planning the agenda for the session. Continue Reading »

Israel exposes Hizbollah ‘mole’ within Lebanese Army to UNIFIL command

IDF officers presents UNIFIL with intel establishing a senior officer in the Lebanese army, operating in south Lebanon in a command position, is acting as an agent for the terror group Hezbollah.
– Israel’s ambassador to the UN: “We expect UNIFIL to act against Hezbollah in light of this unambiguous information.”

By Itamar Eichner

 

Israel has informed the UN peacekeeping mission in south Lebanon that a senior officer in the Lebanese army, who presides over a command position near the country’s border with Israel, is using his position to advance interests of the Hezbollah terror group in the area.

UNIFIL observer stationed in Israeli territory.

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Victory for Israel: UN Security Council resolution requires UNIFIL to confront Hezbollah

Revised Security Council Resolution now requires supplemented UN forces to demonstrate a robust physical presence on the ground, to now enter every village and to report, in real time, Hezbollah’s violations of Security Council Resolution 1701.

By Nitsan Keidar

 

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, on Wednesday welcomed the adoption of a new UN Security Council resolution regarding the mandate of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

According to the decision made upon the annual renewal of this mandate, UNIFIL is now required to expand its reports to the Security Council and take deliberate action against Hezbollah’s violations. Continue Reading »

Queens Museum reinstates event to mark 1947 UN vote on Israel

Angry over the cancellation made under Palestinian pressure to ‘boycott’ Israel, calls for the ouster of the museum’s director led to the returned agreement to host an event marking the 70th anniversary since the United Nations approved Israel’s establishment.

By the Associated Press

 

Israel and a New York City museum have made peace after an event marking the 70th anniversary of the nation’s founding was canceled, then placed back on the schedule.

Danny Danon – Photo: UN

Statements from the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations and the Queens Museum both say a ceremony will be held as planned November 29. Continue Reading »

PLO ‘Deception Master’ tells UN, “Hamas & PFLP are not terrorist organizations”

 

Pointing out the obvious deception, Danny Danon, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN articulated, “These are lies and incitement from those who are paying terrorists to kill innocent Israelis.”

By DANIELLE ZIRI

 

NEW YORK – “Hamas and the PFLP are not terrorist organizations,” Saeb Erekat, secretary- general of the PLO, said on Thursday at the “UN Forum Marking 50 Years of Occupation.”

Erekat made the comment in response to a question from The Jerusalem Post regarding recent Israeli allegations that some of the organizations participating in the event were linked to the two groups.

Earlier during the forum, he called Hamas a “Palestinian political party.”

“We are a people who strive to achieve our independence, and our choice in the PLO, the Palestine Liberation Organization, is to achieve peace peacefully through negotiations,” he added. Continue Reading »

UN agency accuses Israel of extrajudicial executions omitting they were armed terrorists

 

A United Nations group has charged Israel in their report of using “force that has at times been deemed excessive” against the Palestinians, “which may have amounted to extrajudicial executions.”

By Itamar Eichner

 

The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) accused Israel in a report Wednesday of using “force that has at times been deemed excessive” against the Palestinians, “which may have amounted to extrajudicial executions.”According to ECOSOC, from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, Israeli security forces killed 63 Palestinians, including 19 children, and wounded 2,276 others, including 562 children.

Nov 25, 2015 – As daily Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis continue, and while most int’l media outlets choose to downplay or ignore the Israeli suffering – Israel Hayom journalist Lital Shemesh decided to do something to raise awareness of the 22 Israelis murdered so far in shootings, stabbings and car-ramming terror attacks by murderous Palestinians. Continue Reading »

US Envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley: Latest UNHRC report also ‘reeks of anti-Israel bias’

 

In the statement issued to the UNHRC, Haley wrote, “This report is just the latest example of the Human Rights Council singling out Israel rather than focusing on the world’s actual human rights abusers. Not only does it undermine the credibility of the Human Rights Council on human rights issues, but it once again highlights the unfair bias of the UN when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
• MUST VIEW: latest UN Watch video exposing the UN’s anti-Israel bias.

By Elad Benari

 

Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the UN, on Tuesday expressed concern about an anti-Israel report released by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, which offered to “advise and support” efforts to create a “blacklist” database of companies operating in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights, and eastern Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv posts video of Nikki Haley visiting Gaza border, terror-tunnel

 

WATCH as US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, accompanied by Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon, takes an IDF helicopter ride to southern Israel, inspecting a terror tunnel built by Hamas, then visits a family on a border Kibbutz.

 

 

 

 

 

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Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations elected General Assembly vice president

 

Becoming the 4th Israeli in history to be elected to the UN position, Amb. Danny Danon will participate in setting assembly’s agenda, oversee rules during sessions.

By i24NEWS

 

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon was on Wednesday elected as vice president of the General Assembly’s 72nd Session, becoming the fourth Israeli in history to be elected to the position.

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon holding a photo of Yoela Chen, an Israeli victim of a terrorist attack orchestrated by jailed terrorist, Marwan Barghouti. – Photo: UN/Rick Bajornas

As part of his role, Danon is to chair General Assembly meetings, participate in setting the assembly’s agenda, and oversee rules and decorum during sessions. Continue Reading »