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Ambassador Nikki Haley: We have to bring fairness to the UN

March 31, 2017 05:04

"Are they going to continue to try to do anti-Israel things? Yes, but look how strong we are."

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at event hosted by Israeli counterpart Danny Danon

"The American public after [United Nations Security Council] resolution 2334, our hearts were broken, we just couldn't believe that that resolution happened," US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said Thursday evening.

Speaking at an event hosted by Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, Haley continued by stating, "It was, for me, the weakest hour for the US."

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The former governor of South Carolina complained that resolution 2334, which called for Israel to "immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the 'occupied' Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem," was unfair action against the Jewish state.

"We have to bring fairness to the UN, we have to bring value to the UN," Haley said, explaining that she would like to see people "proud" of the work that the UN does.

Haley added that standing up for Israel was in her eyes she just telling the truth, something she does not out of friendship to Danon, or anyone else, but because she is would like "to do whats right."

"I will always tell the truth, I will always do whats right," Haley stated.

The ambassador also explained that while the bullying against Israel at the UN may not stop, she has noticed a shift in the tone, citing the recall of a recent report comparing Israel to an apartheid state.

Haley has been vocal about her support for Israel since being appointed to the UN position following the election of Donald Trump. 

Earlier this week, Haley received a standing ovation at the General Assembly Hall after vowing to fight alongside Israel against the BDS movement.

Danielle Ziri contributed to this report.

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