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Haley: UN no longer has ‘Israel bias’

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Haley: UN no longer has 'Israel bias'

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday took a swipe at the Obama administration, saying the “Israel bias” has been wiped out at the U.N.

“We changed the Israel bias that’s happening at the United Nations by making sure we call out anyone that focuses on that as opposed to focusing on the conflicts,” Haley said on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

Haley denounced the Obama administration’s decision to break with longtime U.S. policy by allowing the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements, which added to the souring relations between then-President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Haley also slammed a U.N. analysis that claimed Israel had established an “apartheid regime” that oppressed Palestinians.

“We had that report pulled down. The director resigned,” Haley added.

A U.N. spokesperson originally denounced the report, saying it was released without prior consultation with the top leadership.

“We are now changing the culture at the United Nations and with that we’re changing the culture in the world in the discussions that we’re having,” Haley added on ABC.

President Trump, who has widely praised Netanyahu, also largely criticized the Obama administration for allowing the Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements. He has repeatedly threatened to work with Congress to cut U.N. funding.

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