Nikki Haley, fierce defender of Israel, resigns as US ambassador to the UN


Nikki Haley, fierce defender of Israel, resigns as US ambassador to the UN

Nikki Haley, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations and a strong defender of Israel in the world body, has resigned, according to reports.

Axios and The New York Times reported Tuesday morning that the former South Carolina governor had stepped down from her position.

Haley. a moderate on President Donald Trump’s foreign policy team, had a warm relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who frequently praised her for criticizing what she saw as bias against the Jewish state at the U.N.

The most consequential actions she took had to do with Israel: She pulled out of UNESCO, the United Nations cultural affiliate, and pushed for the defunding of UNRWA, the agency that administers assistance to Palestinian refugees and their descendants. She threw a party for countries that did not vote to condemn the United States for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Haley was a star in the center-right pro-Israel community, consistently earning the loudest plaudits at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference.

“Her departure was unanticipated and took the pro-Israel community by surprise,” Matt Brooks, the Republican Jewish Coalition CEO, said on Twitter. “Stunned and shocked by the surprise resignation of @nikkihaley as UN Amb. She was a consequential and impactful force at the UN.”

Haley downplayed reports of tensions between her and Trump. Born to immigrants from India, she comes from the wing of the Republican Party that favors a robust interventionist foreign policy, while Trump is an isolationist.

Haley condemned another senior aide who favored foreign policy interventionism and expressed opposition to Trump in an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times last month.

“If I disagree with something and believe it is important enough to raise with the president, I do it,” Haley wrote in her own op-ed in The Washington Post. “And he listens. Sometimes he changes course, sometimes he doesn’t. That’s the way the system should work.”

The Washington scuttlebutt at the time was that Haley published the op-ed to squash rumors that she had written the original anonymous op-ed in The Times. It may have backfired; there were reports that Trump resented even the notion that his top staff disagreed with him.

Haley backed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, another fiercely pro-Israel interventionist, during the 2016 presidential primaries. She has denied ambitions of mounting a 2020 primary challenge against Trump. If she did, Haley could tap into a Republican Jewish donor class that fetes her pro-Israel credentials and has never been wholly comfortable with Trump.


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  1. To see her speech at aipac last year, you will not be surprised that bibi won’t let her go to far, every member of the audience were elbow nudging, “theirs our next president”.

    If you watch it, have the barf bag ready.

  2. Something is going on. Maybe the NY State AG has a good case against Trump, and sikki Nikki knows it, and wants to be the first rat to jump ship, or Trump is tired of her embarrassing ways, and 86’d her. Either way we are ahead of the game.

  3. John, she wouldn’t have had the appointment, without having to wipe her chin off dozens of times.

  4. “The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink”
    ― George Orwell, 1984


    Nothing becomes her legacy at the UN than her leaving it. All the rest was balderdash and the bare-faced criminality of an Indian *thug.

    Her pathological defense of Zionist Israel was an affront to common logic and basic human decency.

    She helped drag America into the mire as only to be expected of a harridan and diplomatic side-kick of a horse’s ass from the Augean Stables overflowing – as Hercules discovered to his cost, with the staple political fare of mountains of horse manure. Now, after Nikki Haley and Samantha Power just how low is Trump prepared to go beneath the pits of hell to replace them. One thing we do know, it won’t be human. Might VT suggest to Trump, a mime artist of the school of Marcel Marceau we can call ‘Bipi the Clown’ to go with ‘Bibi the Clown’ because nothing surer it will not be us of the US she represents – not a word, but Israel, and the dumb bitch (what else!) won’t have a word either of Hebrew. But, pinch your noses, brew it will be, a witches brew to cast the traditional pro-Israel spells in the halls of the UN echoing the witches of Macbeth:

    “Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
    Hover through the fog and filthy air.”

  6. “She threw a party for countries that did not vote to condemn the United States for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.”

    Who paid for the Kosher party? Taxpayers?

  7. Couldn’t all sorts of thoughts be aroused with that black haired hot tamale hanging around? He likely pushed the envelope too far.

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