Former South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. The move raised some eyebrows, given her past opposition to Trump’s candidacy.
Haley’s pro-Israel stance and one big move she made as governor may change how people see the choice, however — especially given the U.N.’s anti-Israel bent.
Haley was the first governor in the country to push back against the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanction movement via a crucial law in her state.
The South Carolina governor signed a law last summer that banned the state from doing business with any company that took part in a boycott that was “based on race, color, religion, gender or national origin of the targeted person or entity,” according to the Washington Free Beacon.
The law was seen as a crucial win for opponents of the Israeli boycott movement who feared that without such a law, large government entities like state universities could be pushed toward cutting ties with Israel.
Haley has also been outspoken about her support for Israel. When President Barak Obama gave his State of the Union address last year, Haley spoke out about the poor treatment Israel received under his administration and discussed how different that would be under Republican leadership:
“If we held the White House,” Haley said, “we would make international agreements that were celebrated in Israel and protested in Iran, not the other way around.”
Israeli U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon spoke about Haley after the announcement of her new position: “Gov. Haley is a longstanding and true friend of Israel and is an outspoken fighter against the BDS movement in her state and throughout the U.S.”
“I know that we at the Israeli Mission will continue to work in full partnership with our friends in the American Mission, as we further strengthen the special bond and shared values between Israel and the U.S.”
Trump explained his choice: “Gov. Haley has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country.”
“She is also a proven deal-maker, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage,” the president-elect added.
Haley may not be the pick many would have hoped for, given her refusal to stand up to race-baiters in South Carolina when it came to the Confederate flag, as well as her vocal anti-Trump stance during the campaign. That said, her pro-Israel stance is heartening, and hopefully she will stand strong against the U.N. and its disturbing anti-Israel — and anti-America — bent.
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