Netanyahu thanks Haley for ‘exposing hypocrisy’ at UN

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday praised U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley after news broke that she would leave her post at the end of the year, crediting her with “exposing hypocrisy” at the global organization.

“Thank you Ambassador Nikki Haley for standing up for the truth and exposing hypocrisy at the UN. You’ve shown that with enough strength and determination, real change is possible,” Netanyahu said in a statement posted on his personal Twitter account.

“Just as the people of Israel are grateful for the rock solid support President Trump has provided Israel in the Oval Office, we are grateful for the rock solid support you have provided Israel at the UN,” he added.

{mosads}Haley and President Trump announced earlier Tuesday that she will exit the administration at the end of 2018 in what the two portrayed as an amicable departure. Trump said Haley informed him of her plans six months ago, and that she wanted to “take a break” from public service.

During her tenure as ambassador, Haley was a vocal supporter of Trump’s decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, despite warnings from foreign leaders who warned that doing so could inflame tensions in the region.

Haley scolded other U.N. members who voted on a resolution to condemn the embassy move, threatening that the U.S. “will remember this day… when we are called upon to, once again, make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations.”

She also defended Israel on a number of other occasions, including when she praised the country for its “restraint” after Israeli forces killed dozens of protesters in Gaza, and when she accused the U.N. of bullying Israel.

Trump said he intends to name Haley’s successor in two to three weeks.

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