Addressing the audience at the AIPAC policy conference on Monday, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused the UN of regularly singling out Israel. Haley stressed that her country will never “put up with bullying.”
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US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley in a speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington said the UN “bullied” Israel because it was used to getting away with it. The ambassador said the US would no longer accept that Israel be singled out.
“At the UN and throughout the UN agencies, Israel does get bullied. It gets bullied because the countries that don’t like Israel are used to being able to get away with it,” Haley said during her address on Monday. “That just doesn’t sit well with me.”
“The UN spends more than half of its time singling out one country,” Haley added. “We will not stand for it any longer. “
“What used to be a monthly Israel bashing session now at least has more balance,” said Haley. “But we’re never going to put up with bullying.” During her speech, Haley also addressed the expected transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, explaining that US President Donald Trump “recognized a reality that American presidents had denied for too long. Jerusalem was, is and always will be Israel’s capital.”