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Nikki Haley Calls Out Arab States: Generous Words for Palestinians, Not-So-Generous Funding

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley criticized Arab states for not contributing more funds for the Palestinians during a Security Council meeting.

Haley again defended Israel and the U.S. at the U.N. Security Council meeting on Tuesday, citing the ongoing anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian agenda.

“No group of countries is more generous with their words than the Palestinians’ Arab neighbors, and other OIC [Organization of Islamic Cooperation] member states. But all of the words spoken here in New York do not feed, clothe, or educate a single Palestinian child. All they do is get the international community riled up.”

She asked the council: “How much have the Arab countries — some of whom are wealthy countries — how much have they given to the Palestinians? It does not come anywhere close to what the United States has done.” She added that “Americans are very generous people. We are humanitarian oriented people. And we continue to seek out ways to help the Palestinian people, whose plight is of genuine concern to us. But we are not fools. If we extend a hand in friendship and generosity, we do not expect our hand to be bitten.”

On media bias and attacks on Israel, Haley said that “While the international media pays very careful attention to every step Israel takes in self-defense, we must not lose sight of the very real damage that is being done to Israel from terrorist attacks coming from Gaza.”

On Monday, Haley addressed the Christians United for Israel event in Washington where she received the “Defender of Israel Award,” awarded to “one person in America that we feel has done the most to defend and protect Israel.”

Haley gave an address, speaking at length on the U.N. and Israel.

“The United Nations is an interesting place. There are times when it can be a force for good. 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.”

On the Trump administration’s defense of Israel against constant anti-Israel bias and attacks: “When I heard country after country in the United Nations Security Council critically standing in judgment of Israel, I spoke out. What I said shocked the people at the UN, but I’ll say it again because it’s the truth. Israel has acted with more restraint than just about any country would under those same conditions.”

On growing support for Israel and Jerusalem: “Change comes with leadership and clarity from the United States. That leadership and clarity was on full display when President Trump made the bold and right decision to move the United States embassy to Jerusalem. Jerusalem has historically been, is now, and will always be the capital of Israel.”

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AmirTsarfatiAmir Tsarfati, a Jewish Christian, is the founder and president of Behold Israel, a news site to correct the scarcity in trustworthy reportage on issues and events impacting Israel, and to resolve the uncertainty about who or what to believe.

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  1. Great job, Nikki. I’ve always thought that the Arab countries use the Palestinians as a convenient stick to beat Israel with – and that they couldn’t care less about the Palestinian people’s welfare.