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Haley, who had become an instant heroine for the pro-Israel community after declaring on her first day on the job that she would fight bias against the Jewish state, delivered an even stronger message to the 20,000 strong crowd at the Verizon Center in downtown DC. "They are both extensions of an ancient hatred", she said to the audience of dignitaries, students and Israel activists seated in New York's UN General Assembly for the second annual program on combating the global boycott movement.

Israeli U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon, opening the conference, criticized the U.N. Human Rights Council decision previous year to create a so-called "blacklist" of companies that operate in Israel's West Bank settlements.

"We said no and we had him booted out", she said as the audience roared. "I mean, it's awful", Haley said.

"I wear heels. It's not for a fashion statement", she said, explaining "it's because if I see something wrong, we're going to kick them every single time. The days of Israel-bashing are over". But you're not going to take our No. 1 democratic friend in the Middle East and beat up on them. "What it means is, until the Palestinian Authority comes to the table, until the United Nations responds the way they're supposed to, there are no freebees for the Palestinian Authority anymore".

The former SC governor said she is taken aback by the "bizarre" level of vitriol she has witnessed levelled against Israel in United Nations bodies, according to the report.




The Trump administration has been vocal about reducing USA funding for the U.N.as part of proposed deep cuts in foreign aid.

Haley also noted that the Trump administration "was disappointed" by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' intention to appoint Fayyad as the UN's next special representative to Libya, which was announced in a letter to the Security Council.

So then they tested us again.

P.A. chairman Mahmoud Abbas has announced he will award Rima Khalaf, the Jordanian official who resigned as head of ESCWA, with the premier Palestinian medal.

USA officials still insist they support the eventual goal of Israel and a future Palestine living side-by-side within agreed borders - but they will not pressure the Jewish state for concessions.

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