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Envoy Haley says US won't let the UN 'bully' Israel anymore

08 June 2017

President Donald Trump's ambassador to the United Nations says the US will not allow the "bully" Israel anymore.

Netanyahu thanked Haley for her leadership, and he tied the goals of Israel to those of the USA and even the United Nations.

She made the statement on Wednesday during meetings in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"It is a new day for Israel in the United Nations", Haley stated.

Israel and the US are planning to work together in order to annul UNSC Resolution 2334, which was adopted shortly before US President Donald Trump was sworn in.

Haley's straight-shooting style and her focus on a pro-Israel agenda at the United Nations have earned her so much goodwill from Israeli officials that they are willing to overlook what policy differences do exist.

UN Resolution 2334, which passed in December 2016 with 14 yes votes and an American abstention, said Israeli settlements have "no legal validity" and represent "a flagrant violation under global law".

"The United States is looking carefully at this Council and our participation in it".

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Zeid, a Jordanian prince, acknowledged that some people would respond "that the experiences of the two peoples are not equivalent: How could I mention them in one breath?"

In an interview with CBN's The Brody File last month, Haley said, "I don't know what the policy of the administration is, but I believe the Western Wall is part of Israel and I think that that is how we've always seen it and that's how we should pursue it...we've always thought the Western Wall was part of Israel".

Haley made waves on Tuesday with an impassioned speech in Geneva, in which she threatened that the USA might withdraw from the Human Rights Council if reforms aren't made to "reestablish the Council's legitimacy".

"Thank you for all your help and standing up for Israel, standing up for the truth, which is standing up for America".

Her first meeting was with President Rueven Rivlin who thanks Haley.

"You know, that's all I've done, is tell the truth, and it's kind of overwhelming at the reaction", Haley said in response. "They sense that the tone has changed", she said.

"It was something that we're so used to doing", she said.

In a brief address earlier, Haley urged reform of the 47-member body, criticized its "chronic anti-Israel bias" and said "no human rights violator" should be allowed a seat. Israel is the only country with a dedicated rights council agenda item, known as Item 7.

Envoy Haley says US won't let the UN 'bully' Israel anymore