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Nikki Haley: US Won't Tolerate UN's Anti-Israel Bias

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By    |   Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 11:33 AM

Nikki Haley on Monday condemned the United Nations for what she said is its ongoing bias against Israel and vowed that the United States will "push for action" on any threats it faces.

"The Security Council just finished its regular monthly meeting on Middle East issues. It's the first meeting like that that I've attended, and I have to say it was a bit strange," Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the UN told reporters afterwards.

"The Security Council is supposed to discuss how to maintain international peace and security. But at our meeting on the Middle East, the discussion was not about Hezbollah'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.

"No, instead, the meeting focused on criticizing Israel, the one true democracy in the Middle East. I am new around here, but I understand that's how the Council has operated, month after month, for decades."

Haley said the "United States will not turn a blind eye to this anymore."

"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 UN's anti-Israel bias," she said.

"We will never repeat the terrible mistake of Resolution 2334 and allow one-sided Security Council resolutions to condemn Israel. Instead, we will push for action on the real threats we face in the Middle East …

"It is the UN's anti-Israel bias that is long overdue for change. The United States will not hesitate to speak out against these biases in defense of our friend and ally, Israel."

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Nikki Haley on Monday condemned the United Nations for what she said is its ongoing bias against Israel and vowed that the United States will "push for action" on any threats it faces.
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