UN envoys Haley and Danon discuss strategies to change bias against Israel


U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley and Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon at their meeting last week. Credit: GPO. 

(JNS.org) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon met with his counterpart, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, for the first time last week to discuss strategies to combat the world body’s bias against Israel as well as the Iranian threat.

In their meeting, Danon thanked Haley for her “unequivocal” support for Israel and proposed ways to mitigate the damage of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, which condemned Israel’s settlement policy. Additionally, Danon and Haley discussed reforms that Israel is interested in implementing to root out anti-Israel bias among bodies within the U.N. as well as to end disproportionate pressure on Israel at the world body. 

"Ambassador Haley is a true friend of Israel, and I am sure that the cooperation between our two missions will only deepen and grow under her leadership," Danon said.

"We are looking forward to leading toward a new era in which we will implement significant change at the U.N., put an end to the obsessive focus on Israel and instead work on portraying the true face of Israel to the international community," he added.

Posted on February 6, 2017 .