Israel’s UN ambassador Danny Danon used the Bible to defend the Jewish people’s claim to the land of Israel during a special session at the United Nations Security Council on Monday.

Danon was tasked with the job of proving the case for Jews’ connection to the Holy Land during the session. He outlined four reasons, “the Bible, history, international law, and the pursuit of international peace and security.”

In a dramatic moment, Danon opened the Bible and read aloud God’s covenant with Abraham from Genesis 17: “And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your descendants after you throughout the generations for an everlasting covenant. And I will give to you and your descendants after you all the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession and I will be their God.”

Danon then raised up the Bible, turned to attendees and said, “This is the deed to our land.”

“From the book of Genesis to the Jews’ exodus, from Egypt to receiving the Torah on Mt. Sinai, and to the realization of God’s covenant in the holy land of Israel, the Bible paints a consistent picture. The entire history of our people and our connection to Eretz Israel begins right here,” he continued while lifting up the Bible once again.

Danon argued that all of the Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – affirm the Jewish people’s connection to Israel.

“The Qur’an itself accepts the divine deed of the Jewish people to the land of Israel,” he said.

Danon then told the group how the Jews were expelled from Israel.

“In 70 CE, Roman Emperor Titus destroyed our Second Temple, expelled the Jewish people, and renamed the land nestled between Egypt and Lebanon ‘Syria-Palestina, as a southern province of Syria. THAT is where the name Palestine comes from, though Jews still lived in Jerusalem,” he argued.

He also placed blame for the ongoing  Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the feet of Palestinian leaders.

Source: CBN

We call upon the UK Government to officially recognise Jerusalem is Israel's capital and move its embassy to Jerusalem.

Related Articles:

UN Ambassadors release video for Holocaust Remembrance Day – “Never again means never again!”

Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon released a video of UN ambassadors from 11 other countries paying tribute to the victims of the Holocaust, or Shoah in Hebrew, in...

Prince William pays tribute to grandmother, Princess Alice, who saved Jews during war

Speaking at Monday's Holocaust memorial event in Westminster, Prince William paid tribute to his grandmother, Princess Alice, who saved a Jewish family from the Nazis in 1943. The duke...

Anti-Semitic graffiti daubed on buildings in London ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day

Anti-Semitic graffiti was daubed on buildings in South East London over the weekend, just days before the nation remembered the Holocaust. There is speculation that it was...

Israeli authorities find 232 ancient coins in thief’s home

A cache of 232 ancient coins was recovered from the house of a known antiquities thief in Kfar Kana last week by the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Theft Prevention Unit. The...

UK government commits £1 million to preserving Auschwitz site

The UK government announced on Monday that it was to donate one million pounds towards preserving the Auschwitz-Birkenau site. “A £1 million ($1,305,800) donation to help preserve the...

Become a member of CUFI and receive these mini-books and exclusive lapel-pin