Dershowitz praises UN budget cut: It's become a 'place of hatred'

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz praised U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNikki HaleyHaley has 'positive' meeting with Trump Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Ex-chief of staff says Trump won't run because he can't be seen as 'loser' MORE’s announcement that the U.S. had negotiated a major cut to the U.N.’s budget for next year.

“It’s, I think, terrific,” Dershowitz said Monday on “Fox & Friends."

“It’s about time we sent a message to the U.N., which has become a place of hate when it comes to the U.S. and Israel," he added.

Haley announced Sunday that the Trump administration had secured a $285 million cut to the U.N.’s fiscal 2018-2019 budget.

The announcement came days after U.N. members voted overwhelmingly for a resolution opposing President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden heading to Kansas City to promote infrastructure package Trump calls Milley a 'f---ing idiot' over Afghanistan withdrawal First rally for far-right French candidate Zemmour prompts protests, violence MORE’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.


Dershowitz said the U.N. vote warrants a response, and that by negotiating the budget cut, Haley “did exactly the right thing."

“It’s the first of many steps I think she’ll take to bring the United Nations back to where it ought to be, a neutral arbiter of peace, not a place of hatred,” he said.

Dershowitz has been a vocal supporter of Trump's decision on Jerusalem and said Monday that Trump did “the right thing.”

He also slammed former President Obama for abstaining from a vote at the end of his presidency that allowed the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution condemning Israeli settlements, saying that Trump’s decision was an act to “restore balance.”

Haley and Trump have both suggested that if the U.N. voted to oppose the Jerusalem decision, the U.S. would consider reducing its annual contributions to the body and may even cut off foreign aid to certain countries.