Saying Goodbye To USA Envoy Nikki Haley
JNN News, October 12, 2018
USA President Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the UN. Haley will leave by the end of the year and her successor will be named within two or three weeks. The president added that he hopes Haley will return to the administration at some later point, and that he told her she could choose what position to be appointed to. Haley thanked Trump and said it was “the honor of a lifetime” to serve as his UN ambassador. Trump said that Haley had told him about six months earlier that she intended to leave after serving in the role for two years. He called her a “great person” and someone who is “very special to me” and said his administration “hates to lose” Haley. Haley has emerged over the past year as one of the most popular officials in the Trump administration, particularly among supporters of Israel. She has repeatedly defended Israel’s government from criticism, and criticized the Palestinians many times.
Haley's defense of Israel and criticism of the UN and Palestine was reflected in Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon's response to her resignation. "Thank you, Nikki Haley!" Danon wrote on Twitter. "Thank you for standing up for the truth without fear, thank you for representing the values common to Israel and the United States. Thank you for the support you gave Israel, which led to a change in Israel's status at the UN. Thank you for your close friendship. You will always be a true friend to the State of Israel." PM Benjamin Netanyahu also took the opportunity to praise Haley. "I would like to thank Ambassador Nikki Haley, who led the uncompromising struggle against hypocrisy at the UN, and on behalf of the truth and justice of our country," he said on Twitter. (Haaretz)