Prior to a UN Security Council debate focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a moment of silence was held in memory of California synagogue shooting victim Lori Kaye.

Responding to his German counterpart on Monday morning, Ambassador Danny Danon addressed the United Nations Security Council regarding Israel’s rights in Judea and Samaria, the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people.

Danon quoted the bible, reviewed the historical events that led to the establishment of the State of Israel, and explained the rights conferred by international law and the UN Charter.

At the request of Ambassador Danon, the Council opened the debate with a moment of silence in memory of Lori Kaye, who was murdered at the Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting.