This week, Israeli Prime Minister wrote a letter of gratitude to the American ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. The Jerusalem Post's Herb Keinon reports that Netanyahu not only thanked Haley for combating "vilification of Israel at the U.N." but also wrote, "You are a great champion of the U.S.-Israel alliance and a true friend of the Jewish people":
Israel is profoundly grateful “for everything you have done and continue to do for us,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley earlier this week.
The letter to Haley on Sunday was sent to congratulate her on the occasion of receiving the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies’ Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Statesmanship Award. It also came just as Haley was taking over the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of September.
“From your first days in office, you have taken on the task of combating the pathological vilification of Israel at the UN and have fought passionately against repeated attempts to isolate and delegitimize the Jewish State.”
“I can think of no one more deserving of this special recognition,” Netanyahu wrote. “As the US Ambassador to the UN, you demonstrate everything that Ambassador Kirkpatrick stood for – a firm moral backbone, a strong sense of justice and an unbreakable commitment to the most fundamental values of freedom, democracy and human rights,” Netanyahu wrote. Kirkpatrick, the US ambassador to the world body from 1981 to 1985, was a staunch defender of Israel...