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June 2, 2017 11:41 am

American UN Envoy Nikki Haley to Visit Israel Next Week

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JNS.org – On the heels of President Donald Trump’s stop in Israel in May, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is scheduled to visit the Jewish state on June 7-9.

During her visit, Haley will be accompanied by Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon to observe UN 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. On her schedule is a visit to Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center and a tour of the Old City. She’s also expected to tour Israel’s northern borders with Lebanon and Syria, where she will be briefed by Israeli security officials.

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

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Since assuming the role of US Ambassador to the UN, 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 also follows Danon’s historic election as vice president of the 72nd Session of the UN 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 General Assembly sessions.

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