Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued his American trip yesterday, visiting a United Nations exhibit on Jerusalem. Israel Hayom’s Shlomo Cesana reports that Netanyahu met with U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, and thanked her for her and her nation’s friendship:
In response, Haley derided the anti-Israel bias in the U.N., saying “It’s amazing. I mean, really, it was just abusive before, and I think I’ve told you that before. I mean, I feel bad for Danny [Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Danny Danon] and what he’s had to put up with. It was abusive before.”
“But it’s actually starting to get a little bit better,” she continued. “I mean, they don’t want to get yelled at, right? So they just realized that.”
Chuckling, Netanyahu responded by saying “so continue yelling,” to which Haley replied “it’s what I do.”
Netanyahu and Haley then discussed the threat posed by Iran.
Netanyahu also criticized an inflammatory sign placed outside the U.N. exhibition, curated by Danon together with Jerusalem Affairs Minister Zeev Elkin and featuring photographs and archeological artifacts linking the people of Israel to Jerusalem. The sign contained the disclaimer that “The content of this exhibit is solely the responsibility of the sponsors. The holding of the exhibit in U.N. premises does not imply endorsement by the United Nations. Please direct any queries to the organizers.”
“Obviously the exhibit doesn’t represent the U.N.,” Netanyahu said with contempt. “It represents the truth…”Tags: Netanyahu United Nations US-Israel Relations