Instead of getting angry at demonstrators who disrupted his lecture, Ambassador Danon praised their democratic right to protest.

Israeli UN ambassador Danny Danon remained unfazed as anti-Israel activists disrupted his lecture at Columbia University.

Rather than becoming angry, he praised the democratic right of students to demonstrate.

Such a protest could never happen at the Islamic University of Gaza, he said, adding that Israel is a beacon of democracy in the Middle East.

Danon, who was elected last June as chair of the United Nation’s Legal Committee, said he was very proud to be the first Israeli to chair a UN committee.

Click below and see Danon’s reaction to a loud disturbance by anti-Israel activists during his address at Columbia.