oct. 23, 2015
- Israel to UN: There Is No Cycle of Violence, There is Terrorism – Danny Danon
Israel’s new Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, told the Security Council on Thursday: Tragically, since the establishment of the State of Israel, every Israeli in every generation has been touched by war and by terror. My own father, Joseph Danon, was severely injured by terrorists. We all hope and pray for peace with our neighbors, and we will do all that we can to achieve this noble goal, but we will never compromise the security of the Jewish state.
Over the past six weeks, the streets of Israel have been swept by a savage tide of terror, and I am disappointed that all I hear are calls to end the “cycle of violence.” This is not a cycle of violence. These are simply unprovoked attacks against Israelis for no reason other than the fact that they are Jews living in their historic homeland. Like any country, Israel has the right and obligation to defend its citizens, and this is exactly what we are doing. Any country whose people were being attacked in the streets on a daily basis would act in the exact same way.
If the UN is truly interested in calming tensions and bringing peace to the region, it must end its practice of calling on both sides to “show restraint,” and clearly state that there is one side that is instigating terror. Stop making excuses for the Palestinians, and start holding them accountable. Only then will the prospects for peace return. (Jerusalem Post)