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Thursday, March 30, 2017
BDS Fail: UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Says ‘U.S. Has Israel’s Back’ Against ‘Hateful’ Boycott Movement
TEL AVIV – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley received a standing ovation at the General Assembly on Wednesday after pledging to defend Israel against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, saying it was a modern day incarnation of an “ancient hatred.”
“Know that the United States has Israel’s back, and know that you now have a fighter and a friend in the UN to help you,” Haleytoldsome 2,000 people at Wednesday’s “Ambassadors Against BDS” conference in New York City.
“The effort to delegitimize the state of Israel being waged on college campuses and the anti-Israel obsession at the UN are one and the same. They both seek to deny Israel’s right to exist. They are both efforts to intimidate her friends and embolden her enemies. They are both extensions of an ancient hatred,” she added.
Haley slammed the boycott movement for its complete disregard for truth or history, and for ignoring the human rights violations by countries such as Syria, North Korea and Iran.
“It makes absolutely no sense and has no connection to any reasonable definition of justice,” she said.
Haley said she felt “privileged” to have passed the U.S.’ first anti-BDS bill in 2015 when she was governor of South Carolina. READ MORE