U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has once again stood strong and tall for Israel before the global body.
Haley blasted several of its members for ignoring the terror acts of Hamas in Gaza. And then made clear that the U.N. resolution condemning Israel for “excessive use of force” was nothing but a farce, and the United States would have no part of it.
Haley has emerged as a true friend of Israel in recent times. She’s gone above and beyond the diplomatic role of her post to make sure the world understands: This is not the Muslim apologist White House of Barack Obama days.
From Israel Unwired:
Once again the United Nations General Assembly voted on a one-sided anti-Israel resolution. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley blasted the member nations for ignoring true calamities around the world and for ignoring the role of Hamas in the Gaza situation.
The United Nations passed a resolution condemning Israel for “excessive use of force” in Gaza. Ambassador Nikki Haley would not let the nations of the world get away silently with this blatant anti-Israel resolution. She made sure they all knew about the true atrocities around the world they were ignoring. As well as letting them know about their anti-Israel “political” agenda, while totally ignoring the role of Hamas, the terror group responsible for all the terror!
“Israel appreciates the firm support of the Trump administration in Israel at the United Nations and Ambassador Haley’s resolute statement today, which exposed the hypocrisy of the bias against Israel at the U.N.,” he said in a statement.
Netanyahu added that “The unceasing focus of the United Nations in Israel shames the organization, it also diverts attention from other burning issues that require the attention of the international community”.
The anti-Israel vote passed by a vote of 120-8, with 45 abstentions. While that number outcome looks bad for Israel, it actually is great. 45 abstentions is the key number to focus on. That number of countries NOT voting against Israel is huge. That is a tremendous change, thanks to the new diplomatic direction of President Trump and Ambassador Nikki Haley.
But it was the next vote that it is the real eye-opener. Since the General Assembly resolution was one-sided against Israel, Haley introduced an amendment to make it more “balanced”. The amendment added by Haley condemned Hamas. Haley’s amendment passed by a simple majority of 62-58, with 42 abstentions. Never has there been a majority for a pro-Israel vote.
Because of a procedural ruling that a two-thirds majority was needed, that amendment was not adopted by the UN. However, again, the key is not the outcome. But the fact that 62 countries in the United Nations voted on something in support of Israel. Those numbers are unprecedented.
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