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New US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley Draws Praise From Pro-Israel Community After Calling Out Security Council for Double Standard Toward Jewish State

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US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. Photo: Screenshot.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. Photo: Screenshot.

The new American UN envoy is receiving warm praise from the pro-Israel community in both the US and abroad after taking the Security Council to task last week for its double standards when it comes to its treatment of the Jewish state.

Addressing reporters on Thursday after taking part for the first time in a monthly Security Council meeting on Middle East issues, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said, “I am here to underscore the ironclad support of the United States for Israel. I’m here to emphasize the United States is determined to stand up to the UN’s anti-Israel bias. We will never repeat the terrible mistake of Resolution 2334 and allow one-sided Security Council resolutions to condemn Israel. Instead, we will push for action on the real threats we face in the Middle East.”

Anti-Israel bias at the UN, Haley declared, was “long overdue for change. The United States will not hesitate to speak out against these biases in defense of our friend and ally, Israel.”

The video of Haley’s statement went viral in pro-Israel circles around the world over the weekend. On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — currently in the midst of a visit to Singapore and Australia — posted a link to the video on Facebook and said, “US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, thank you for your unequivocal support for Israel! It’s time to put an end to the absurdity in the United Nations.”

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Later on Monday, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon shared Netanyahu’s post and said, “Thank you Ambassador Nikki Haley, we are expecting to bring about together a new era at the UN!”

After meeting with Danon for the first time earlier this month, Haley said, “Never again will our allies have to question our support.”

Watch Haley deliver her statement below:

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