US Amb. to UN: BDS should not focus on Israel

During a special BDS-focused aconference at the United Nations, US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley tells the General Assembly 'Know that the United States has Israel's back' after calling to start a BDS movement against North Korea and Syria.

The United Nations hosted a special BDS-focused assembly on the BDS movement on Wednesday. The conference focuses on the global campaign against Israeli settlement building.



US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley spoke before the UN General Assembly as part of the confernece, lambasting the BDS movement aimed to negatively affect Israel's financial, academic and cultural ties as a way to protest the occupation.


Haley speaking at the UN

Haley speaking at the UN


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Haley described the BDS movement as an attempt not to protest the occupation, but as an international move to le-legitimize the State of Israel.


"The effort to legtimize the State of ISrael on college campuses and the UN obsession with Israel are one and the same. They both seek to deny its right to exist," said Haley, before adding, "How tragin that of all the countries in the world to single out and condemn for human rights violations, these voices choose to single out Israel."


During her speech, Haley petitioned to boycott and divest funding from totalitarian countries as Syria and North Korea, "not Israel." coming out against what the US has stated it sees as hypocrisy, Haley added, "Know that the United States has Israel's back."


Haley (Photo: UN WEV TV)
Haley (Photo: UN WEV TV)


Haley spoke at the AIPAC convention the day before, where she called UN Resolution 2234 condemning Israeli settlement building a "kick in the gut" to all Americans.


Israeli Ambassador to UN Danny Danon (L) with Haley
Israeli Ambassador to UN Danny Danon (L) with Haley


"Never do we not have the backs of our friends. We don't have a greater friend than Israel," she added. "And to see that happen was not only embarrassing it was hurtful."


"What I can tell you is that everybody at the United Nations is scared to talk to me about Resolution 2334," Haley declared, to warm cheers from the large pro-Israeli crowd.


"And I wanted to let them to know that, look, that happened but it will never happen again. The days of Israel-bashing are over."


פרסום ראשון: 03.29.17, 17:47
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