Israel Is Being Bullied By The U.N., Nikki Haley Claims

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has suggested that the organization is “bullying” Israel, commenting, “that just doesn’t sit well with me.”

Haley took an opportunity to hit out at the U.N. during a Monday speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference.

“At the U.N. and throughout the U.N. agencies, Israel does get bullied. It gets bullied because the countries that don't like Israel are used to being able to get away with it. That just doesn't sit well with me,” Haley said at the conference.

"The U.N. spends more than half of its time singling out one country. We will not stand for it any longer,” The Hill reported her saying.

Her comments come as President Donald Trump suggested on Monday that he may visit Israel in the coming months to mark the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, following its controversial move from Tel Aviv.

The president announced back in December that he was recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and planned to move the embassy there, in a decision that was praised in January by Isareli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who met with Trump at the White House on Monday.

"He did a great service for peace, because peace can only be based on truth, on reality. And denying the simple fact that Israel's capital is Jerusalem is—pushes peace backward by creating an illusion, a fantasy. You can't build peace on fantasy," Netanyahu said of Trump in January.

However, the announcement from the U.S. that it was moving the embassy prompted a backlash from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who called Trump's plan "the slap of the century."

Haley meanwhile has spoken highly of the plan, commenting in another statement supporting Israel that “Jerusalem was, is and always will be Israel's capital.”

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