When it comes to the UN, no nation on earth has taken the heat Israel has. Thankfully, this American administration has voiced more support for Israel than any other in history. No one seems to articulate support of Israel any better than US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, and she did so at a special meeting of the UN General Assembly on Friday.
As Christians who support Israel as commanded by Scripture, we praise God for Nikki Haley. I’m reminded of Esther who the Lord placed in a position of prominence (Queen of Persia) at just the right time to save the Jewish people. (Read the book of Esther.) Likewise, I believe God has positioned Nikki Haley in a place of prominence “for such a time as this!”
In typical style, Nikki Haley left nothing to interpretation as she spoke boldly and pointedly on Friday about President Trump’s position regarding Israel. She said:
- “The United States recognizes the obvious: that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.”
- “Israel, like all nations, has a right to determine its capital city. Jerusalem is the home of Israel’s parliament, President, Prime Minister, Supreme Court and many of its ministries. It is simple common sense that foreign embassies be located there.”
- “To those who have good faith concerns about the future of peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, let me again assure you that the President and this administration remain committed to the peace process. To those who do not act in good faith, to any person, leader, country or terrorist group that uses this decision as a pretext for violence, you are only showing yourself to be unfit partners of peace.”
- “Finally, I will not let this moment pass without a comment about the United Nations itself….The UN has done much more to damage the prospects for Middle East peace than to advance them. We will not be a party to that. The United States no longer stands by when Israel is unfairly attacked in the United Nations. And the United States will not be lectured to by countries that lack any credibility when it comes to treating both Israelis and Palestinians fairly.”
She concluded her speech by assuring Palestinians that the US will continue to work toward peace that is advantageous to future generations on both sides. It was a very powerful speech, reiterating to all that the US is committed to both Israelis and Palestinians when it come to peace.
Praise God for Nikki Haley! View her full 8-minute speech here: