Earlier this month, President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. To back this statement, he announced plans to move the U.S. Embassy. American diplomats will work in Jerusalem, acknowledging the city as the seat of Israel’s government.
Such a common-sense move has been met by derision. Anti-Israeli groups were outraged. Nations that hate the country wanted to oppose America’s decision. It went all the way to the United Nations. The UN tried to pass a resolution that rejected Israel’s capital. The organization wanted to deny Trump’s stance.
But Ambassador Nikki Haley wasn’t having any of it. Using the United States’ considerable authority over the UN, she vetoed the resolution. And then she gave them an earful.
From Red State:
Today, the United States stood tall in the United Nations. A resolution written by Egypt, aimed at President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, was up for consideration…
The vote was 14-1 (ironically, one of the nations voting in favor of the resolution has already recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, itself.) The one vote counted. Nikki Haley cast the United States’ veto of the resolution…
“Given the chance today, the United States would veto Resolution 2334 for another reason. It gave new life to an ugly creation of the Human Rights Council: the database of companies operating in Jewish communities. This is an effort to create a blacklist, plain and simple. It is yet another obstacle to a negotiated peace. It is a stain on America’s conscience that we gave the so-called BDS movement momentum by allowing the passage of Resolution 2334…”
“The United States refuses to accept the double standard that says we are not impartial when we stand by the will of the American people by moving our U.S. embassy, but somehow the United Nations is a neutral party when it consistently singles out Israel for condemnation.”
Many Americans question the motives of the UN. A group that is supposed to protect democracy and freedom rarely does. It’s members frequently oppose Israel, the sole democracy in the Middle East. A nation that is under constant threat of terrorism.
You’d think the United Nations would work hard to support Israel. Instead they side with countries that support terrorism. Or countries, like Iran, who promise to destroy Israel.
The people in charge of the UN are political hacks. They don’t care about the interests of democracy. They aren’t interested in protecting the well-being of people. The UN is only interested in the well-being of the people within it.
More and more we are seeing the Trump administration fight back. President Trump has shown we will not be pushed around by the UN. Nor will we let them push around our allies, like Israel.
Nikki Haley humiliated the con-artists in the UN. Perhaps they will learn for the future. Perhaps not.
Source: Red State