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Israel Loses Staunchest Ally at UN

Nikki Haley and PM Netanyahu (Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO/ASHERNET)

Yesterday, Stand for Israel reported on the resignation of Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. And today, The Times of Israel's Eric Cortellessa says that Haley, a star of AIPAC and one of the most popular Trump officials, leaves big shoes to fill when it comes to her pro-Israel stance:

With Nikki Haley’s surprise resignation Tuesday as US ambassador to the United Nations, Israel will be losing its most outspoken champion at the world body, a figure dubbed “Hurricane Haley” by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for her muscular defense of the Jewish state in front of an often hostile crowd.

Sitting in the Oval Office Tuesday morning, not even an hour after news broke of her departure, Haley listed what she considered her achievements in the diplomatic posting. Chief among them was standing up to the UN’s “anti-Israel bias” and defending the Trump administration moving the US embassy to Jerusalem...

Haley’s tenure in New York was widely noted — and, in some corners, criticized — for its defiance in the face of international diplomats who challenged US President Donald Trump’s approach to the intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“Her departure was unanticipated and took the pro-Israel community by surprise,” Matt Brooks, the Republican Jewish Coalition CEO, said on Twitter. “Stunned and shocked by the surprise resignation of @nikkihaley as UN Amb. She was a consequential and impactful force at the UN.”

Beyond rhetorically supporting the embassy move, she was a major proponent of the United States exiting the UN Human Rights Council, citing its reflexively critical posture toward Israel, cutting aid to UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, and blocking a resolution condemning Israel as responsible for the deaths at Gaza border clashes this spring...

Tags: United Nations , US-Israel Relations

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