While speaking with Clifford D. May at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) Summit on Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley spoke candidly about the “bias against Israel” she sees in the international body:
I knew that there was a bias against Israel, but I hadn’t really put a lot of thought into it until I attended the first session. And when I saw, literally, how abusive all of those countries were being to Israel in a way that was pathetic, really, I had no choice but to get up and say, “This is completely wrong.”
It’s like that kid in the schoolyard that gets bullied, and everybody’s bullying the kid just because they think it makes them stronger. I wasn’t gonna stand for that. And so I came out and said we are not going to condone this anti-Israel bias. We started to make sure that the “Israel bashing sessions,” as I call them, that they have once a month, we now try and talk about — they’re supposed to be sessions on the Middle East, not sessions on Israel. And so now we’re actually making them talk about other areas in the Middle East and how we’re dealing with those —
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.@USUN Ambassador Nikki Haley on anti-Israel bias at the @UN: When I saw how abusive all of these countries were being against #Israel, I had no choice but to get up and say this is completely wrong. We are not going to condone this anti-Israel bias. #FDDSummit pic.twitter.com/oKsLWpfzyv
— Department of State (@StateDept) August 28, 2018
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