|Under the leadership of Nikki Haley, Ambassador to the UN, America withdrew from the UNHRC on Tuesday after accusing it of bias.|
Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, delivered a hard hitting speech to Tuesday’s meeting of the Security Council on the Middle East, questioning the fundamental commitment of Arab states to securing progress for the Palestinians.
Haley argued that if solidarity with the Palestinians was to be judged by the volume of words expended on the issue in the halls of the UN, “one would come away with an extremely distorted picture.”
“No group of countries is more generous with their words than the Palestinians’ Arab neighbors, and other OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) member states,” Haley told the Security Council. “But all of the words spoken here in New York do not feed, clothe, or educate a single Palestinian child. All they do is get the international community riled up.”
Haley then highlighted the record of financial support from Islamic countries — radical and conservative states alike — for the Palestinian refugee agency, UNRWA.
In many Jewish households on Friday nights, parents bless their daughters in the names of our matriarchs: Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah. We do so to hold out our highest role models to our girls. Lately though, I’ve had the creeping inclination to consider another name to this list of women: US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
Haley represents our country with bold, honorable, and principled leadership. In no forum are these traits more lacking than the United Nations. In no place are they more sorely required. And on no issue does this present itself more clearly than her proud and consistent stand in defense of Israel.
Just this week, Haley announced that the US delegation would withdraw from the UN Human Right Council — in large part because of its history of unfairly targeting and condemning Israel, while turning a blind eye toward human-rights violators like Syria, Iran, and North Korea.
Earlier this year, when mothers and fathers in southern Israel were forced to wake their children and run to bomb shelters as rockets rained down from Gaza, Haley reassured these parents that their fears would be heard. Not only did she condemn these attacks, but she also called for a UN Security Council emergency meeting on Gaza-based terror.
More fascist thuggery in our nation’s universities. Nazi Brownshirts in the 1930s used to go to universities and shout down and physically menace anti-Nazi speakers. Now the left-fascists are behaving in exactly the same way. And what these “Palestinian” thugs were shouting at the courageous Nikki Haley isn’t even true. Hamas itself has admitted that most of the people killed during the Hamas protests were not innocent civilians, but Hamas operatives. The truth, however, doesn’t matter to these savages. They want to destroy Israel, and destroy every supporter of Israel, and will stop at nothing to do so.
Amb. Nikki Haley: Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. You guys are amazing. Thank you so much.
It’s so good to see so many friends and I’m honored to be able to say that when I come to AIPAC I am with friends. You know, at the United Nations we sometimes don’t have many friends.
I remember last year when we had the vote about America’s principled opposition to the Castro dictatorship in Cuba. The vote went against us 191 to 2. The only two ‘no’ votes – you guessed it – were the United States and Israel. But I always say quality is more than quantity.
Shortly after the 2016 election, President-elect Trump called me to talk about serving in his administration. We had a meeting at Trump Tower and we had some good discussions about a variety of issues. Long story short, his team called me a couple of days later and said he liked me to serve as Ambassador to the United Nations.
I said I’m a governor; I don’t know anything about the United Nations. We went back and forth on a few things and the clincher was when I told the president, you know I won’t be a wallflower or a talking head. I have to be able to say what I think. Without any hesitation, President Trump said, Nikki, that’s exactly why I want you to do this.