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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2017


Nikki Haley

United States ambassador to the United Nations

Former governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley has remade herself over the past year into an unabashed warrior for the Jewish state in the diplomatic realm. As US ambassador to the UN, she has embarked on what is little less than a crusade against the institution’s anti-Israel bias.

“I’m here to say the United States will not turn a blind eye to this anymore,” she said at a press conference after a Security Council meeting. “I’m here to emphasize the United States is determined to stand up to the UN’s anti-Israel bias.”

Of the notoriously hostile UN Human Rights Council, Haley said, “The United States is looking carefully at this council and our participation in it. … It is essential that this council address its chronic anti-Israel bias if it is to have any credibility.”

For herself, Haley is circumspect about her efforts. “All I did at the United Nations,” she said during a visit to Israel, “was tell the truth.” (Photo credit: Twitter.)


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