Haley addressed AIPAC Monday, centered speech on UN bullying of Israel, Jerusalem and bilateral relations; Haley: What used to be a monthly Israel bashing session now at least has more balance.
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addressed the AIPAC annual conference on Monday, centering her speech on US-Israel relations and the UN’s “bullying” of Israel.
As with many of her speeches, Haley called out the UN for its anti-Israel agenda, making it clear that the Trump Administration will always support its ally, Israel. She stated “Some people accuse us of favoritism towards Israel. There’s nothing wrong with showing favoritism towards an ally, that’s what being an ally is all about. But in all that we’re doing, our approach on Israel is tied to one major idea – the simple concept that Israel must be treated like any other normal country.”
Specifically on UN bias and mistreatment of Israel, she said “At the UN and throughout the UN agencies, Israel does get bullied. It gets bullied because the countries that don’t like Israel are used to being able to get away with it… The UN spends more than half of its time singling out one country… I have absolutely no patience for bullying. We will not stand for it any longer.”
She added on the United Nations shift in treatment of Israel since the Trump Administration, “We will not tolerate a situation that a world body of 198 countries can spend half their time attacking one country- Israel. What used to be a monthly Israel bashing session now at least has more balance. But we’re never gonna put up with bullying.”
On Jerusalem, she praised President Trump’s recognition and spoke of the United States’ history of supporting Israel’s sovereignty, specifically Jerusalem as its capital, stating “Like most Americans, I knew what the capital of Israel was. To be more clear, I knew that Jerusalem was, is and will always be the capital of Israel.”
She added, “This was not something that was created by the location of embassy. This is not something that was created by an American decision. America did not make Jerusalem Israel’s capital. What President Trump did, to his great credit, was recognize a reality that American presidents had denied for too long. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. That’s a fact. And President Trump had the courage to recognize that fact when others would not.”
On Guatemala’s announcement it would open its embassy in Jerusalem two days following the United States in May, she stated “God bless Guatemala! They even joined us in moving their embassy to Jerusalem!”
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Photo: Haley, speaks at AIPAC, Screenshot, 2018.