Thomas Gallatin / Dec. 22, 2017

Haley Rebukes the UN for Rebuking U.S. and Israel

The ambassador warned the UN not to expect Americans to "pay for the privilege of being disrespected."

Prior to Thursday’s vote on a United Nations resolution that condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley issued a warning. She said the U.S. would be “taking names” of opponents, and that the U.S. isn’t keen to continue paying “for the privilege of being disrespected.” Haley reminded the assembly, “In the case of the United States, we are asked to pay more than any other nation for that dubious distinction. We have an obligation to demand more for our investment. And if our investment fails, we have an obligation to spend our investment in more productive ways.”

This vote comes on the heels of a measure passed by the UN Security Council that would have prevented any country from moving its embassy to Jerusalem. The U.S. vetoed that measure, which was clearly designed to stop Trump. The results of Thursday’s vote was 128 countries condemning the U.S. (and Israel), with just nine against and 35 abstained.

Haley responded to the results, saying, “The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation. We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations. And we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.”

What this UN vote only further exposes is the significant degree of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias present within this world body. After Europe’s shameful history of anti-Semitic pogroms culminating in the horrors of the Holocaust a mere 70 years ago, now the nations of Britain and France, not to mention Germany, are turning and embracing anti-Israel policy positions. It’s all under the guise of seeking peace, but what peace? How many decades has this “peace” process gone on, with still no peace in sight?

The truth of the matter is that Europe’s open borders policies have resulted in a significant increase in the number of migrant Muslims living within these countries. Thus Britain, France and Germany’s vote against the U.S. and Israel had more to do with fears over inflaming the Muslim communities within their own borders. All three nations have suffered from Islamist terror attacks in recent years, and their vote was aimed at placating their growing Muslim populations. Anti-Semitic though it may be, they know that this toothless UN resolution amounted to little more than opportunities for political grandstanding on the world stage.

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.