While speaking with Clifford D. May at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) Summit on Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley spoke candidly about the “bias against Israel” she sees in the international body:
I knew that there was a bias against Israel, but I hadn’t really put a lot of thought into it until I attended the first session. And when I saw, literally, how abusive all of those countries were being to Israel in a way that was pathetic, really, I had no choice but to get up and say, “This is completely wrong.”
It’s like that kid in the schoolyard that gets bullied, and everybody’s bullying the kid just because they think it makes them stronger. I wasn’t gonna stand for that. And so I came out and said we are not going to condone this anti-Israel bias. We started to make sure that the “Israel bashing sessions,” as I call them, that they have once a month, we now try and talk about — they’re supposed to be sessions on the Middle East, not sessions on Israel. And so now we’re actually making them talk about other areas in the Middle East and how we’re dealing with those —
FDD President Clifford D. May interjected: “There are some other problem areas in the Middle East, last I heard.”
And you would not know it if you were at the U.N. And so we’re starting to do those things. And now, frankly, they’re scared to say anything negative about Israel because they don’t want me to yell at them.