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Monday, February 20, 2017
Haley Confronts UN Security Council’s Israel Bias After Her First Meeting
After attending her first monthly Security Council meeting, new US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told members of the press that the United States would no longer “turn a blind eye” to the blatant anti-Israel bias at the international organization.
“The first thing I want to do is talk about what we just saw in there,” she began before saying that she had found the regular meeting on Middle East issues “a bit strange.”
“The Security Council is supposed to discuss how to maintain international peace and security,” Haley noted, yet the meeting had not touched on even one of the most pressing issues in the region.
“The discussion was not about Hezbollah’s illegal build-up of rockets in Lebanon. It was not about the money and weapons Iran provides to terrorists. It was not about how we defeat ISIS. It was not about how we hold Bashar al-Assad accountable for the slaughter of hundreds and thousands of civilians.
“No, instead, the meeting focused on criticizing Israel, the one true democracy in the Middle East. “I am new around here, but I understand that’s how the Council has operated, month after month, for decades,” she added.
The Trump appointee then declared, in no uncertain terms, that the US would no longer allow anti-Israel bias to go unchallenged. “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,” she announced.
Haley referenced the anti-Israel Resolution 2334, passed in December after former President Obama declined to veto the measure, which lashed Israel’s Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria and dealt a severe blow to Israel’s standing at the UN.
“We will never repeat the terrible mistake of Resolution 2334 and allow one-sided Security Council resolutions to condemn Israel,” she vowed. WATCH