Nikki Haley has assumed her office just three months ago and has already become a champion of Israel.
‘I’m here to say the United States will not turn a blind eye to this anymore,’ she added.
Haley, who is firmly against the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) Movement, also successfully mounted pressure on the UN secretary-general to have a report against Israel retracted. This seems to be a major decision and would certainly be welcomed by Israel which is US ally for a long time.
Her actions made her a particularly popular speaker at the recent American Israel Public Affairs Committee Conference in Washington, DC. She has also referred to her Indian roots and compared the culture of India with Israel deriving similarities.