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ZOA Praises Nikki Haley for Calling Out UN Security Council's Anti-Israel Bias

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U.S. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at the Security Council meeting on Feb. 21, 2017, at U.N. Headquarters in New York. (Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 07:14 PM

Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is winning praise from the Zionist Organization of America after the former South Carolina governor chastised the U.N. Security Council for consistently criticizing and disparaging Israel.

Though it was her first Security Council meeting for Middle East issues, Haley said it was "a bit strange."

"The discussion was not about Hezballah’s illegal build-up of rockets in Lebanon. It was not about the money and weapons Iran provides to terrorists. It was not about how we defeat ISIS. It was not about how we hold Bashar al-Assad accountable for the slaughter of hundreds and thousands of civilians," Haley said, according to a ZOA news release. "No, instead, the meeting focused on criticizing Israel, the one true democracy in the Middle East.

"I’m here to say the United States will not turn a blind eye to this anymore," she continued. "I am here to underscore the ironclad support of the United States for Israel. I’m here to emphasize the United States is determined to stand up to the U.N.’s anti-Israel bias."

ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said Haley's response shows she and the Trump administration are taking bias against Israel seriously.

"We strongly praise President Trump’s U.N. Ambassador Haley’s forthright and eloquent denunciation of the pernicious and absurd bias and hatred directed at Israel from within the U.N.," Klein said in a news release.

"The U.N. provides a drip-feed of toxic anti-Semitism into the international blood stream," he continued. "For far too long, this has been neglected as a triviality, including, at various times, by the United States. It is long past time to have it called out and denounced in incisive terms, and that is precisely what Ambassador Haley did last week.

"Ambassador Haley's remarks are in a tradition of searing honesty and incisiveness that lay bare the evil being perpetrated within the U.N. system and are worthy of her great predecessors Daniel Patrick Moynihan and John Bolton."

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Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is winning praise from the Zionist Organization of America after the former South Carolina governor chastised the U.N. Security Council for consistently criticizing and disparaging Israel.
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