Ambassador Nikki Haley meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his office in Jerusalem in 2017 (Photo: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv)

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Oct 10, 2018 by Alyssa Duvall

Nikki Haley, Firm Supporter of Israel, Resigns As Trump's UN Ambassador

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump accepted the resignation of his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. Haley had long been appreciated for her staunch support of Israel within the UN, which she described as the "global epicenter of anti-Semitism." While offering no formal reason for her resignation, Haley joked, “No, I’m not running in 2020.”

According to CBN News, Haley previously discussed her resignation with the president during a visit to the White House last week. President Trump confirmed that she will leave the administration "at the end of the year." He also called her a "very special" who he worked with to solve "a lot of problems."

Haley is known for her push for the US to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council over constant targeting of Israel over false claims, the council's anti-Israel bias, and its willingness to allow notorious human rights abusers as members. In June, the administration withdrew from the council, which Haley called a "protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias."

"The United Nations is an interesting place. There are times when it can be a force for good," she once said. "The UN can also be an enormously frustrating and bizarre place. Nowhere is that more pronounced than in the truly awful way that the UN has treated Israel for decades."



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