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Nikki Haley: “US will be taking names” during General Assembly vote on Jerusalem Embassy move

Nikki Haley: “US will be taking names” during General Assembly vote on Jerusalem Embassy move

How about we start with passing and signing into law the Taylor Force Act?

The Palestinians, true to form, have decided to try to internationalize their dispute with Donald Trump over Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

A resolution in the Security Council contained diplomatic wording that did not mention the U.S. by name, but was the equivalent of demanding the U.S. reverse its decision. The U.S. vetoed the resolution, in a 14-1 vote, with US Ambassador Nikki Haley issuing this warning:

“The United States will not be told by any country where we can put our embassy. What we have witnessed here is an insult. It won’t be forgotten.”

The Palestinians now have run to the General Assembly, where the U.S. has no veto power and they are guaranteed a large majority for anything that is deemed anti-Israel.

Reuters reports:

The 193-member United Nations General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday at the request of Arab and Muslim states on U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Palestinian U.N. envoy Riyad Mansour said the General Assembly would vote on a draft resolution calling for Trump’s declaration to be withdrawn, which was vetoed by the United States in the 15-member U.N. Security Council on Monday….

Mansour said on Monday he hoped there would be “overwhelming support” in the General Assembly for the resolution. Such a vote is non-binding, but carries political weight.

Nikki Haley is having none of it and is putting people on notice that this will not pass unpunished. She tweeted:

At the UN we’re always asked to do more & give more. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl, abt where to locate OUR embassy, we don’t expect those we’ve helped to target us. On Thurs there’ll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names.

https://twitter.com/nikkihaley/status/943241599953309696

(added) Haley also circulated a letter to members letting them know the U.S. means it:

“The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those who voted against us,” she wrote in a letter obtained by Haaretz. “Thank you for your consideration, and please do not hesitate to contact my team with any questions or concerns.” ….

Haley continued, “As you know, the General Assembly is considering a resolution about President Trump’s recent decision on Jerusalem. As you consider your vote, I encourage you to know the president and the U.S. take this vote personally.

I previously have compared Haley to Daniel Patrick Moynihan when she delivered this defense of Israel in February 2017, Nikki Haley’s epic Moynihan-like defense of Israel at U.N.:

I’m here to say 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. We will never repeat the terrible mistake of Resolution 2334 and allow one-sided Security Council resolutions to condemn Israel….

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.

Perhaps a Jeanne Kirkpatrick comparison also is in order.

So where would be a good place to start punishing the driving force behind this effort?

How about the Senate passing the Taylor Force Act (already passed by the House), so Trump can sign it, which he has said he would do. It would cut off funding for the Palestinian Authority if it continued to pay terrorists and their families for killing and maiming Israelis.

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In the Bible, Israel/Jerusalem are mentioned hundreds of times. In the Bible, “Palestine” is mentioned zero times. Why does the issue continue to drag on?

    pfg in reply to meyou. | December 20, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Muslims offer zero respect to the teachings to every religion which is not Islam. Offering the Bible as evidence will convince no Muslim.

    Because Israel is within the land area once controlled by Muslims that land, to the Muslim way of thinking, is Muslim. “Once Muslim, always Muslim” goes their watchword. Explaining why they do not consider Spain as Spain, but rather as Al-Andalus. Further, because the Qur’an is considered, by Muslims, to be inerrant and enduring forever, and because that book contains numerous passages condemning Jews, there will never be a place of Jews acceptable to Muslims.

    That’s why this will drag on and on and on . . .

    Immolate in reply to meyou. | December 20, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Joel 3:4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head;

    The Bible establishes the borders of the Nation of Israel well beyond the current borders, extending as far as the Euphrates (Joshua 1:4). As Christians or Jews, we should never doubt in our hearts the truth of this, but non-Christians and non-Jews don’t consider the Bible authoritative. That will work itself out in the end, but we are living in the “meantime”.

      Milhouse in reply to Immolate. | December 20, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      פלשת is usually translated into English as “Philistia” rather than “Palestine”, since the latter name was invented by Hadrian in 135 CE. There is, of course, no connection at all between the ancient Philistines and the arabs who now call themselves “Balestinians”.

      (There actually seem to have been two separate people referred to in the Bible as פלישתים or “Philistines”. The ones in Genesis and Exodus seem to have been a Semitic-speaking people, while the ones in Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Joel, etc. were Greek-speaking settlers who arrived a century or two after the Israelite conquest. The word itself probably means “invaders”.)

Is it just me, or is Nikki Haley turning out to be a badass UN Ambassador?

I want to see that list.

Of course if the Palestinians were truly interested in peace they would actually be talking directly to the Juices instead of doing everything possible to avoid talking to them.

Then again why would they talk to teh juices when they have been given EVERYTHING they have ever demanded from the left? No lovely lucre in that for the corrupt palestinian leadership is there.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to mailman. | December 20, 2017 at 10:53 am

    According to the orthography of the Islamic Thinkers Society of NY, the word is “Juice” (plural). Therefore, it can never be “Juices” because that adds an extra syllable to pronunciation. How they spell “Jew”, I don’t know.

Perhaps the UN should relocate its headquarters to the Palestinian Territories. And, have member nations, other than the US pay its bills. The tax boost for NYC alone, in real estate taxes on the UN property there, would be phenomenal.

    Paul In Sweden in reply to Mac45. | December 20, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    I have suggested relocating the UN NYC club for dictators and useless bureaucrats to Gaza for years. The former NYC UN site can be sanitized and re-purposed quite rapidly. I particularly like the idea of using the old NYC UN complex as an ICE facility.

buckeyeminuteman | December 20, 2017 at 12:33 pm

That woman has some big balls to stand in front of 200 other spiteful nations day after day and defend the US and Israel. That would really wear on somebody rather quickly.

    The John Birch Society had it right more than 50 years ago when it started the campaign to,

    – Get the US out of the US & and the UN out of the US –

I have no doubt the financial backers and strategists of #Resistance are working to make sure the vote is unanimous minus the US to condemn the US recognition. If I’m right, the vote is personal for President Trump. We all know he doesn’t put up with personal affronts.

    4th armored div in reply to richardb. | December 20, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    India among other nations will back the US and Israel.

    The Arabs are very foolish on allowing this resolution to proceed. the Saudis in particular need Israelis support to overcome the Iranian takeover of their oil fields.

    The rift in Islam will bring some surprises in this UN travesty.

    Taylor Force Act needs to be amended to include UN funding.

As you consider your vote, I encourage you to know the president and the U.S. take this vote personally.

Personally? What?

Why is the US STILL handing out $$$$$ to the Fakistinians?

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favor of a draft United Nations resolution calling for the United States to withdraw its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

Okay, this is epic https://t.co/SWtQ9P1wLR

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 20, 2017

@Haley … stop the grandiose grand standing … everyone in the UN knows what the stakes are.

Final vote: 128-9 with 35 abstentions. Even Canada decided not to side with the U.S., reportedly due to bully by Trump against other nations.

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