Major American Jewish groups and top Israeli politicians issued effusive praise of US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley following the announcement of her resignation on Tuesday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wished Haley well, saying she “led the uncompromising struggle against hypocrisy at the UN, and on behalf of the truth and justice of our country.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
“I would like to thank Ambassador @nikkihaley, who led the uncompromising struggle against hypocrisy at the UN, and on behalf of the truth and justice of our country. Best of luck!” pic.twitter.com/iWKTVlABkR
— Ofir Gendelman (@ofirgendelman) October 9, 2018
Israeli UN envoy Danny Danon said Haley would “always be a true friend of Israel.”
Thank you, @nikkihaley! Thank you for representing the values common to #Israel and the #UnitedStates. Thank you for your support, which led to a change in Israel’s status in the UN. Thank you for your close friendship. You will always be a true friend to the State of Israel. pic.twitter.com/kErDLLEiNz
— Ambassador Danon (@dannydanon) October 9, 2018
HaBayit HaYehudi leader and Education Minister Naftali Bennett tweeted to Haley, who will be leaving her post at the end of the year, “Thank you for what you’ve done for Israel. We will not forget.”
ניקי היילי יקרה,
תודה לך על מה שעשית עבור מדינת ישראל.
לא נשכח זאת.
Dear Amb @NikkiHaley, on behalf of the Israeli people: Thank you for what you’ve done for Israel. We will not forget. pic.twitter.com/dXcI1CJAt6
— Naftali Bennett בנט (@naftalibennett) October 9, 2018
Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid credited the 46-year-old former South Carolina governor — and potential future Republican presidential candidate — for confronting “the hypocrisy and bias at the UN with conviction and clarity.”
Nikki Haley is a great friend of Israel and an important voice at the United Nations. She took on the hypocrisy and bias at the UN with conviction and clarity. Thank you @NikkiHaley
— יאיר לפיד Yair Lapid (@yairlapid) October 9, 2018
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) hailed Haley for “consistently standing up for America’s interests and our democratic ally Israel.”
— AIPAC (@AIPAC) October 9, 2018
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) said Haley was “a powerful and effective advocate for U.S. interests at the UN — and a remarkably steadfast and dedicated friend of Israel. We will miss her fearless voice.”
— AJC (@AJCGlobal) October 9, 2018
B’nai B’rith International President Gary P. Saltzman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin called Haley “a fierce and outspoken critic of the hypocrisy and politicization that is endemic at the UN.”
Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) National Chairman Norm Coleman thanked Haley for “the bold leadership and moral clarity she brought to the UN.”
“Amb. Haley has been instrumental in reclaiming American leadership on the global stage, in stark contrast to the previous eight years,” he added. “Her leadership on confronting Iran, North Korea, and the audacious biases against Israel represent a new high-water mark for US diplomacy. Across the political spectrum, Nikki Haley is overwhelmingly respected and liked because people recognize her hard work and accomplishments. Our country is better because of her service.”