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US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley

To call the new U.S. Ambassador, Nikki Haley, a breath of fresh air at the United Nations is a gross understatement. She is a virtual tsunami of goodwill towards the State of Israel.

Her good looks add to the effect of her recent powerful speech as she fearlessly criticized the world body’s bias towards Israel.

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“The Security Council,” she pointed out, “is supposed to discuss how to maintain international peace and security.” But the meeting she said was not about Hezbollah’s illegal buildup of rockets in Lebanon or about the money and weapons Iran provides to terrorists, nor was it how we defeat ISIS or about holding Beshar al-Assad accountable for the slaughter of thousands of civilians. Instead, she said, “the meeting focuses on criticizing Israel, the one true democracy in the Middle East.”

“I am new around here, but I understand that’s how the Council has operated month after month for decades. I am here to say the United States will not turn a blind eye to this anymore. I am here to underscore to the ironclad support of the United States for Israel. I am here to emphasize that the United States is determined to stand up to the U.N.’s anti-Israel bias!”

This amazing woman made it clear that the Trump administration will not support the kind of resolution from which the Obama administration’s ambassador, Samantha Power, shamefully abstained.

“Incredibly,” Haley continued, “the U.N. department of political affairs has an entire division devoted entirely to Palestinian affairs! Imagine that! There is no division devoted to illegal missile launches form North Korea. There is no division devoted to the world’s number one state sponsor of terror, Iran… the double standards are breathtaking.”

Who is this charming champion of Israel? Nimrata Nikki Randhawa was born on January 20, 1972 in Bamberg, South Carolina, to Sikh immigrants from Punjab, India. She attended local schools and graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.

After graduation, Nikki went to work for her mother’s upscale clothing business, Exotica International, helping to make it a multimillion-dollar company.

In 1996, at Clemson, she met and married Michael Haley. They have two children, daughter Rena, now seventeen, and son Nalin, now fourteen.

Two years later, Nikki Haley was elected to the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors and, in 2003, to that of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce. She became president of the National Association of Women Business Owners in 2004 and later of the West Metro Republican Women.

Although after her marriage Nikki converted to Christianity and sits on the board of the Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, out of respect for her parents’ culture, she still attends Sikh services.

Nikki Haley was the first female governor of South Carolina and the second Indian-American as a governor in the United States. It was Nikki Haley who delivered the official Republican response to President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address on January 12, 2016 and warned that “the U.N.’s anti-Israel bias is long overdue for change,” and that America will not hesitate to speak out in defense of its friend, in Israel.

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