And yet, she persists.
Nikki Haley’s strong support for Israel at the U.N. has been one of the highlights of Trump foreign policy.
Haley’s speech at the Security Council opposing an anti-U.S. resolution regarding recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was epic, VIDEO: Nikki Haley defends America and Israel over Jerusalem at UN Security Council:
“The Jewish people are a patient people. Throughout three thousand years of civilization, foreign conquest, exile, and return, Jerusalem has remained their spiritual home. For nearly 70 years, the city of Jerusalem has been the capital of the State of Israel, despite many attempts by others to deny that reality.
The American people are less patient…. For 22 years, the American people have overwhelmingly supported that position, and they have waited . . . and waited. This week, President Trump finally made the decision to no longer deny the will of the American people.
Finally, I will not let this moment pass without a comment about the United Nations itself. Over many years, the United Nations has outrageously been [one] of the world’s foremost centers of hostility towards Israel.
The UN has done much more to damage the prospects for Middle East peace than to advance them. We will not be a party to that. The United States no longer stands by when Israel is unfairly attacked in the United Nations. And the United States will not be lectured to by countries that lack any credibility when it comes to treating both Israelis and Palestinians fairly.”
Haley’s General Assembly speech was equally good, Nikki Haley: “US will be taking names” during General Assembly vote on Jerusalem Embassy move:
Saeb Erekat, a senior Palestinian negotiator and Secretary-General of the PLO executive committee , is a major league blow-hard. Erekat recently underwent a lung transplant at a hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, after undergoing 5 years of treatment in Israel.
Erekat apparently regained lung capacity because he has been huffing and puffing about retaliation for months, after the U.S. threatened to close the PLO office in D.C.
And now he’s lashing out directly at Haley, as The Times of Israel reports:
Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat on Saturday accused the Trump administration of trying depose the Palestinian leadership in a “coup” and told the “impudent” US envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley she should “shut up” with her criticism of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Erekat, who has led the Palestinian peace negotiations and is secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, singled out Haley, who slammed Abbas for a recent speech that was full of anti-Semitic tropes….
Erekat insisted that Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, together with Haley’s remarks, amounted to an attempt to stage a “coup” against the “Palestinian political system.”
“Nikki Haley needs to shut up and realize that the Palestinian leadership is not the problem,” the top PLO official added. “Instead, the problem is the Israeli occupation and the policies it continues to pursue. I’m not saying that we don’t make mistakes; every society and every government makes mistakes.”
Somehow, I don’t think telling Nikki Haley, and by extension Trump, to shut up is going to work.DONATE
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