US no longer ‘standing by passively’ while Israel is bashed at UN, Haley says


(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to “The days of standing by passively while Israel is bashed at the United Nations [are] over,” U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley vowed in a speech on Saturday night at the Israeli-American Council’s national conference in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley. Credit: U.N. Photo/Nektarios Markogiannis.

“It’s no secret that the U.N. is a hostile place for Israel. The rough breakdown at the U.N. is half the time on Israel, and half the time on the other 192 countries,” said Haley, who praised Israel for staying in the U.N. despite “almost constant harassment and hostility.”

The former South Carolina governor quickly turned into a rising star for the Jewish and pro-Israel communities from the start of her term as ambassador, when she declared she would put an end to the persecution of Israel in the international body. In October, the U.S. announced its plans to withdraw from UNESCO, citing the U.N. cultural body’s “anti-Israel bias.”

Haley said she agrees with President Donald Trump that the Iran nuclear deal “is very, very flawed.” Last month, Trump refused to recertify the Islamic Republic’s compliance with the accord.

“The president’s action has put the Iran deal back in play,” said Haley. “It has opened a lot of eyes to the dangerous Iranian conduct the world has overlooked to preserve a deeply flawed deal.”

Posted on November 5, 2017 .