Statement on Departure of Ambassador Nikki Haley

New York, NY

Arthur Stark, Chairman and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations issued the following statement:

We thank Ambassador Nikki Haley for her outstanding tenure as United States Ambassador to the United Nations. From her first days, she was a forceful voice for reforming the international body, articulating US interests, and seeking to end the pervasive and obsessive bias against Israel. In a time when the legitimacy of the existence of the State of Israel is constantly questioned in UN fora, Amb. Haley demanded that the UN treat Israel as it would any other nation and she repeatedly took the floor of the UN to denounce the blatant and absurd mistreatment of the world’s only Jewish State. As an effective, courageous leader who reshaped the debate in the UN, Ambassador Haley stood for the values and principles that inspired the creation of this world body. We wish her well and hope that her strong voice will continue to be heard.

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