Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley .
(photo credit: AVI OHAYON - GPO)
Nikki Haley was honored by various Jewish groups for her defense of the Israeli state on Tuesday.
The Sanhedrin, a Jewish group devoted to building a third Jewish temple on the Temple Mount, praised Haley by minting a coin in her honor, along with two other religious groups according the Associated Press.
“She supported and she told the truth … that all the United Nations, all its agenda, is to destroy,” Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the group, said Wednesday. “She acted in a manner that represented biblical tenets,” he added.
Similarly, the group made a coin in honor of US President Donald Trump after he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moved the embassy.
“You look at the anti-Israel bias, and the strength and courage that the president showed in moving the embassy – and showing the world we will move our embassy where we want,” Haley said after she resigned as the US ambassador to the United Nations, listing her accomplishments.
Haley's coin depicts her in front of the UN with a Jewish Menorah on top. It is being sold for USD $65 for silver and USD $90 for gold, plus shipping, according to its website.
According to the report, the proceeds will go towards the building of the third temple.
On the same day, Haley was bestowed with the Humanitarian of the Year Award from Friends of Magen David Adom- Western USA, an organization that raises funds and awareness for Israel's national emergency response team, according to the Jewish Journal.
Haley accepted the award in front of a crowd of some 700 adoring fans ( including around 200 local students who attended free of charge) who screamed “Nikki for President!” and “Nikki 2020!,” according to the report.
While Haley does not intend on running in the next presidential election, she said she would do everything in her power to ensure the US always supports Israel.
Haley was Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations and ended her term in 2018. Haley is often lauded as a defender of Israel.
The Temple Mount is the holiest place in Judaism and coveted as the third holiest place in Islam as well. It is also where Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock currently stand.
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