UN envoy Haley to visit Israel in June

 

(JNS.org) Following President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel in May, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is scheduled to visit the Jewish state June 7-9.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (center). Credit: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas. 

During her visit, Haley will be accompanied by Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon to observe U.N. operations and meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Haley will commence her visit in Jerusalem, where she will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, The Jerusalem Post reported. Her schedule includes a visit to Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center, a tour of Jerusalem's Old City, and tours of Israel’s northern borders with Lebanon and Syria, where she will be briefed by Israeli security officials.

During her visit, Haley is expected to meet with Palestinian Authority officials and may also speak with the leaders of several major Israeli start-ups in Tel Aviv.

Since assuming the role of U.N. envoy, Haley has been widely praised in pro-Israel circles for boldly opposing anti-Israel elements at the world body.

Haley’s upcoming visit to Israel follows Danon’s historic election as vice president of the 72nd Session of the U.N. General Assembly earlier this week. In that role, Danon will chair General Assembly meetings, contribute to setting its agenda, and supervise the rules and decorum during sessions.

Posted on June 1, 2017 .