Haley stated her unwavering support for the Jewish state while vowing combat the UN’s anti-Israel bias.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, stressing support for the Jewish state, reiterated her commitment to stamp out the bias focused against Israel at the international body.
Addressing some 600 delegates from more than 90 countries at the World Jewish Congress’ Plenary Assembly in New York on Tuesday, she said she can “safely say that it’s a new day for Israel at the United Nations. I know it’s a new day for Israel at the US Mission to the United Nations.”
“The United States will no longer be silent as Israel is unfairly attacked at the United Nations. Silence is not my thing anyway, but that’s especially true when it comes to standing up for America’s friends. And we have no better friend in the Middle East than Israel,” Haley stated.
“The anti-Israel bias that has existed for so long at the UN is cut from the same cloth as the BDS movement and the global rise in anti-Semitism. They all seek to delegitimize Israel. They are all efforts to intimidate her friends and embolden her enemies,” she underscored.
“As long as I’m America’s representative at the UN, I am going to stand for human rights and I am going to stand for the truth. And that means I am going to stand for Israel,” the ambassador vowed.
Haley said the UN must cease its hypocrisy in singling out Israel and recognize that the true source of instability in the Middle East is Iran, as she told the Security Council last week.
“As with the issue of human rights and Israel, it is the simple truth that will guide the United States policy toward Iran – both inside the UN and out. The truth is that Iran is the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism. The truth is that Iran is the number one source of instability in the Middle East,” she declared.
“The facts are this: Israel has the right to exist in peace and security. Israel is America’s best friend in the Middle East. Israel and America both seek peace. Anti-Semitism must be ended in all of its forms in every place on the planet,” she concluded.