Nikki Haley Still Taking Shots at the UN

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Posted: Jan 16, 2019 6:32 PM
Nikki Haley Still Taking Shots at the UN

Source: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

A couple of weeks ago I wrote up former U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley's parting shot at the United Nations. 

I spoke too soon. It's clear that Haley is still taking the assembly to task for its anti-Israel agenda.

Here's what the private citizen had to say about the UN after it elected Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas to represent as the leader of the Group of 77. The bloc, which was originally made up of 77 member states, has grown to 134 member states, and represents at least 80 percent of the world’s population, as the Jewish Telegraphic Agency explained.

The Palestinians’ presidential spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, said the UN's decision to give Abbas the leadership spot was "an important achievement to assert the Palestinian identity in the international community." 

In 2012, the UN elevated Palestine to a "nonmember observer state." But, as Haley notes above, they were never awarded official membership status. They have launched a bid for full membership, which the U.S. plans to veto. 

Haley's effort to expose the UN's anti-Israel bias began just as soon as her tenure did. Last year, when the majority of member nations condemned President Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Haley stared them down and told them the U.S. would be "taking names."

To Israel's chagrin, Haley announced her resignation in October.