Haley: Israel getting 'bullied' by the UN

Haley: Israel getting 'bullied' by the UN
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Nikki HaleyNikki HaleyTrump selects South Carolina lawyer for impeachment trial Can we protect our country — from our rulers, and ourselves? In calling out Trump, Nikki Haley warns of a more sinister threat MORE ripped the U.N. during a speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on Monday, accusing the international body of being a bully. 

"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," Haley said. "That just doesn't sit well with me."


"The U.N. spends more than half of its time singling out one country," she continued. "We will not stand for it any longer."

Haley's comments coincided with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE at the White House on Monday. 

Trump revealed during the meeting that he may visit Jerusalem in May for the opening of the new U.S. Embassy there. 

"We're looking at coming. If I can, I will,” Trump said, adding that the embassy would be “built very quickly." 

The president announced late last year the U.S. would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, leading to international uproar over the U.S. recognizing the holy city as Israel's capital. 

The move defied the global community, which has traditionally recognized Tel Aviv as the Israeli capital. 

Palestinians have traditionally viewed east Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state. 

Haley has been one of the staunchest supporters of Trump's decision to move the embassy. 

"Jerusalem was, is and always will be Israel's capital," Haley said on Monday.