Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the UN, spoke at Saturday night’s opening session of the annual Israeli-American Council National Conference in Washington, DC.
Her speech was a breath of fresh air after eight years of animosity between the Obama administration and the Israeli government, culminating in the UN passing that disgraceful Resolution 2334, with the US abstaining, at the end of 2016.
Haley has already shown herself to be a friend and supporter of Israel, and on Saturday, she reiterated America’s support for Israel at the UN.
Here are a few excerpts from her speech:
Israel is “the country the United Nations spends half its time on. Unfortunately, I’m not kidding. It seems the breakdown at the UN is to spend half the time on Israel, and half the time on the other member nations.”
The United States allowing this motion (Res. 2334) to pass by not vetoing it “was a cowardly act; and a real low point for America at the UN. What happened with 2334 was a betrayal of our friend in the very forum that has been one of its cruelest and most hostile foes. America was far from being a friend to Israel on that day,”
“It’s a new day at the UN. Slowly but surely, we’re chipping away at the anti-Israel culture. Three weeks ago, the U.S. withdrew from UNESCO. For the U.S. it was a good call and after we considered UNESCO’s pattern of one-sided resolutions, it was an easy call,”
We say, bravo Nikki Haley and thank you for your support.