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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Israel's Memorial Day, a message from Australia

On 17. April Avi Yemini wrote:

"Today we pause to remember the fallen IDF soldiers and victims of Islamic terror, in Israel. As a Yemini, today I think about my uncle who gave his life protecting the tiny nation, and as an Australian my thoughts are with Malki Roth, a young Aussie teen who was brutally murdered in Jerusalem at the hands of Islamic terrorists.

May your memories continue to be a blessing."



Monday, 16 April 2018

Avi Yemini drops some truth-bombs on Sky News

"Outsiders", broadcast on Sunday Mornings and Thursday Nights on Sky News is one of the very best TV you will see in Australia, thanks to the refusal of its two hosts, Ross Cameron and Rowan Dean to  follow the herd or to run with the pack. 

As courageous as these two are when it comes to  swim against the effluent, yesterday they had a guest who is their equal when it comes to bravery. Avi Yemini calls himself "the proudest Jew in Australia", he is an ex IDF front line soldier and in him, the persecuted White farmers in South Africa have found a determined and plucky defender. In this interview he pleads their cause but also points to  some elephants-in-the-room that "polite society" pointedly and cowardly ignores.

Earlier this month I posted a video by Avi Yemini on my other little blog, with the self-explanatory title:  

Avi recorded this  vox populi style interview in the streets of Melbourne among the self-named "pro-migrant" crowd, who had just held a virtue-signalling "pro-migrant" rally. Well worth watching! 

Saturday, 14 April 2018

War in Syria ? Tucker Carlson is against it...

I originally started
this post on the 10. 4.
but will "bump it up" 
whenever I update it. 

...and so am I

I will say more about this later...or not...watch this space. 

Here is an interesting interview with the 
Press Secretary for  the Russian Ministry of Foreign affairs , maria Sakharova,  published by Sky News on 12. April, which seems to show Russia's willingness to talk. I find Ms. Sakharova a very impressive woman: 


First Update 14.4.2018

My first thought seeing this: 
Et tu President Trump ? !  Big mistake !

Eeyore at Vlad Tepes whose opinion I value saw a different angle, he wrote: 

"Let’s hope this is a plot to defang Iran"

I’m not as optimistic and am  getting seriously nervous. What have they done to Donald Trump, what have they got on him. I mean even I understand that it is not Assad who gassed his own people…not then and not now…and I would certainly not suspect Donald Trump’s intelligence to be inferior to my modest brain arsenal !!!

To me it seems the POTUS, instead of cleaning out the Swamp is starting to drown in it. 

I know for Israel (which I support nearly unconditionally…so shoot me ! and for the Jewish people which I support unconditionally ! ) there are strategic survival questions in play, but please please please…make up with Putin and Assad – don't drive them further into the arms of corrupt regimes like Iran, Turkey and their likes...

2nd Update  15.4.2018

“Och, the puir wee bairns!”

Yesterday, the irrepressible wordsmith, Baron Boidissey from Gates of Vienna posted Paul Weston's commentary on the War in Syria with this introduction:

In the following video (which was recorded yesterday), Paul Weston talks about Donald Trump’s new war in Syria and the obvious false-flag characteristics of it. He also discusses the way the Western media’s critical faculties were utterly disabled as soon as the cry of “Och, the puir wee bairns!” was raised:


3rd Update 

The information about these chemical attacks on "women and children" came from the "White Helmets" who, although getting glowing endorsements from the left media and even from "Face book" and the soi-disant "Fact Checker"  Snoopes (both of which have, in my opinion become too political) are - at best - a rather  unreliable source. 

Here is a Syrian video-blogger named Treka Zn who publishes his videos under the category of "Comedy". While I find his humour rather a little on the heavy side,  his messages are sharp and seem credible to me. In this video, published on 8 April, he talks about the Chemical weapon attack that became the official reason for yesterday's attack on Syria by the US/France/UK.

Treka Zn asks: 

"The West and the media managed to immediately blame the Syrian government without  any evidence or investigation! Why ? "

In this second video published in December 2017, the Syrian comedian exposes the White Helmets and includes even  a description of this alleged "NGO" by President Assad. 

Friday, 13 April 2018

They "Ă©gorge" old Jewish Ladies in Paris

The following are extracts from an article  posted by Phil Schneider from IsraelUnwired on March 28, 2018: 

"Holocaust survivor brutally murdered in apartment in France

Anti-Semitism in France is not a new phenomenon. During the Holocaust, the French people did not help the Jews as much as they helped the Nazis kill Jews. But, killing an 85 year old Holocaust survivor is a new low for the troubled country...."

"...The Murderer

The murderer was the woman’s Muslim neighbour. They have known each other personally since he was seven years old.France has a problem with antisemitism, and a lot of it is Muslim antisemitism.

Numbers of Jews in France

Generally speaking, Jews are known to live in Israel and the United States. That is where the two largest population centres of the Jewish people are located. However, France is #3. In France, there are around half a million Jews. Many live in the area of Paris. The next largest Jewish centre is Marseilles.

Holocaust in France

Although the Holocaust began in Poland in September 1939, the Nazis began persecuting French Jews in 1940. They deported tens of thousands of Jews from France to concentration camps in Germany and Poland. The Nazis killed almost all of the Jews they deported. However, most of the Jews in France did survive the Nazi persecutions. Almost 75% survived the Holocaust.

21st Century Anti-Semitism in France

During the 2nd intifada in Israel, which took place between the years 2000 – 2004, many second-generation immigrant Muslims in France joined in massive demonstrations against Israel. In addition to demonstrating against Israel, some more radical elements began to attack local Jews – verbally and physically . 

This led some French Jews to decide to move to Israel. If they were already having trouble with an Arab population in France, many figured they may as well move to Israel already and live a complete Jewish life. Some statistics show that over the last five years, more French Jews made aliyah (moved to Israel) than American Jews. Almost all Jews in France occasionally experience insults or harassment. This is all due to policies of unbridled immigration in France in recent decades coupled with massive anti-Israel sentiments among the worldwide Muslim population. This week’s killing of a Holocaust survivor is a new low in the history of Jews in France. "

Meanwhile more evil has come to light about this renewed atrocity against Jews by Muslims, but also  some new, encouraging elements have ermerged: For the first time, there was no hesitation by the political leaders, followed by the  public prosecutor to recognise the killing for what it was: Mme Knoll was murdered because she was Jewish. In the wake of  the precedent, similarly motivated murders of French Jews, the verdict of "anti-semitism" was shamelessly and stridently fought against. 

However, one thing has not changed: the conformist French media refused, as usual, to use the word "Ă©gorgĂ©e" (*) which is as integral a  part of Islamic killing as are the words: "allah-u-akbar". In this following interview, the first one given by the two sons of Mireille Knoll, the brothers explicitly name that beast by its name. And they will also express what they think Jews of Europe should do. 

I thank Gates of Vienna and Vlad Tepes for the editing of this video and h/t goes to Resistance Republicaine and LDJ

Psssst.... is it just me, or did  PrĂ©sident Macron never mention the words "Islam"..."Islamic"..."Muslim" ?


"A tale of two mothers"

From the excellent alternative French information site, FDESOUCHE comes this update: 

Murder of Mireille Knoll: 

Yacine's mother, one of the two alleged murderers, is under investigation for washing the knife used to kill the octogenarian

The mother of one of the two suspects indicted for the murder of Mireille Knoll, was herself indicted, according to an information obtained Tuesday April 10 by Franceinfo. This woman is being prosecuted since Friday for "destroying or altering evidence of a crime", including a knife that may have been used to commit the murder.

This woman resides in the building where Mireille Knoll lived. She is the mother of Yacine M., one of two men charged with intentional homicide because of "the victim's true or supposed religious affiliation.

(*) The best English translation for "Ă©gorger" I could find is: "slitting the throat". 

Rampant Proselytism in French Kindergartens

Some wicked wit once gave the shortest ever synopsis of Nabokov's "Lolita""get there before the hair", said he. The same idea seems to be at work when it comes to indoctrinating the children of France. 

Here is the translation of a letter addressed to Riposte Laique by a justifiably worried young father: 

" As a young father of two children aged 3 and 5, and a regular reader of your "blog", I would like to share with you a bitter experience confirming the complicity between the national education system and the Islamic lobby.

Indeed, this Monday, my five-year-old son, currently in the large section at the nursery school Jean Rostand in Angers, told me about his day and especially the learning of a certain nursery rhyme... Intrigued and recognising neither the air, nor the lyrics, I undertook to find on the "net" the intelligible version of this song. I was amazed when my son confirmed to me that they had indeed learned the following song at school:

The author of the letter posted the duly sub-titled French version of this toxic candy floss. Here is the English version - "they" obviously intend to cast their nets very wide.....

"...So I decided to express my indignation to the director of the establishment the next day. The latter justified this aberration with aplomb by the usual speech on "openness to foreign cultures" (sic) and denied the obvious proselytism of such an act.

Strangely enough, I am not surprised that we can reach this level of propaganda in view of the proliferation of Islamic veils in our city, and in particular at the exit of my son's school, in front of which the children are unwittingly getting used to the spectacle of the oppression of women proper to Islam.

Of course, I will take the necessary steps to place my son in a healthy environment, where he will be taught the traditional nursery rhymes of our childhood that everyone knows. I would also be delighted if, by chance, you knew of a private school, if possible without a contract, in the city of Angers and its surroundings.

If you chose to broadcast this testimony, I would prefer, along with their mother, that the anonymity of my children be respected. I thank you for that.

Thank you for your consideration and for your daily and unfailing commitment to the service of re-information in this France sclerosed by lies, creeping Islam and the culture of death."

Well, the proselytisers seem to have made some "progress"  since little French children were taught - in a FRENCH school, in FRANCE - that listening to or making any music at all would turn them into pigs and apes. Toxic fairy floss may work better than the stick with those little Europeans. 

Friday, 6 April 2018

Sadiq Khan AND Anne Hidalgo Should Step Down

I have a dear friend who happens to be Jewish.  His son went to Germany, met a German girl of the "Refugees Welcome" mentality, a passionate atheist who suggests that "being Christian is even worse than being Jewish" and married her. His daughter moved to London with her new  husband, who's only marginally to the left of the Jew-hating Jeremy Corbyn; both voted for Sadiq Khan. 

I will not send them this video.  Not because  they deeply disapprove of my "extreeeeeeeme right-wingness" (which they do) but because their father - who knows them well - says : "no use, you would be talking to a brainwashed wall".  

These lovely young people are intelligent, educated, with a good work ethic and more, and yet  they believe that Donald Trump is "Stupid Evil Incarnate", Merkel is a tolerant Conservative, the present Pope is a "good" man and Sadiq Khan is not a "jihadist" and means well for London. 

One of the first to eagerly worship at the feet of this symbol of inclusiveness was no other than the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo,  a woman who fellated every available microphone and camera in the aftermath of the  Charlie Hebdo Massacre, in which  French journalists died for caricaturing Mohamed. She was then (and still is)  demonstrating eagerly that she too was a "Je Suis Charlie". A  few weeks later she was  taking islam-critical French Patriots to court for having posted caricatures of her islamophilia. 

And  here she is, being the first to eagerly worship at the feet of Sadiq Khan, something like 1 milli-second after he had usurped that throne.


And, in parting, just a little image of what this media floozy and "Bestest" of Sadiq Kahn has done to Paris: 

And yes, Paris 2018, after a couple of years with   Anne Hidalgo in charge, is invested...err infested with rats, literally. Google it ! 

Paris before Anne Hidalgo

Austria had enough of violent 'rapefugees'

Baron Bodissey from Gates of Vienna, who does enormous work behind the scenes also edited the translation to this video (on what they call a "needs-basis", the language of Shakespeare not being my native language)  wrote:

For anyone who is used to the typical PC waffling by Western European politicians when discussing the migration issue, the following video is astonishing and refreshing.

Heinz-Christian Strache is the leader of the FPĂ– (Freiheitliche Partei Ă–sterreichs, Austrian Freedom Party). He is the current vice-chancellor of Austria, in coalition with the Ă–VP (Ă–sterreichische Volkspartei, Austrian People’s Party) with Sebastian “Boy” Kurz as chancellor.

In his statement, Mr. Strache not only speaks plainly about the dangers posed by criminal migrants, but even identifies the ethnicities (Chechens and Afghans) that display the most brutality. He emphasizes the pointlessness of attempting to “integrate” such thugs, and insists that criminal migrants must be immediately deported.

I never expected to hear such remarks by a leader from any European country west of the Iron Curtain. Mr. Strache’s position is for all intents and purposes the same as that of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The difference, of course, being that Mr. Orbán doesn’t have to deal with the presence of large numbers of viciously criminal migrants in Hungary, because he had the prudence and foresight to deny them entry in the first place.

There were some interesting comments to this video on GoV:

Baucent on April 2, 2018 at 9:29 pm said:

Well said, but action is needed. The liberal social democratic societies found in Western Europe are ill-prepared for dealing with muslim outlaws. They are so geared towards expecting “victim refugees” to being passive appreciative folks they cannot adapt to the evil reality of what has been unleashed on picturesque Europe. 

Hopefully Mr Strache has the power to push through what he is suggesting. The refugee asylum court system needs to be replaced, as it only buys time for criminals to remain in a country. Instant deportation on the authority of a local judge is required. Street searches of anyone suspected by Police of carrying a weapon is the next step.

Since the political jaw-jaw is just beginning to change, that is in itself a kind of action. Lots of talk before direct action is the norm in Western culture. Consider the words the warm-up…

In the tone of Donald Trump's "Lets make America Great again" I say: 

"Lets make the Danube Blue again" !

Breaking news: 

(bad for Jew Haters, but great for decent people): 

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Winnie Mandela was a Killer not a Hero

"Winnie Mandela....... hailed as an "Inspiration" by the United Nations, by [left] activists, but worst of all, by the South African Government, BE SCARED !...." 

says the formidable Andrew Bolt in the Bolt Report.

Sheik Yermami has an extensive article on the subject on his blog, titled:  WINNIE MANDELA: TEARS FOR A TYRANT. 

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

A belated Happy Easter & Happy Passover

Already for my own birth I arrived 5 days late...and that will have to do as  my excuse for being so late in wishing you all a Happy Easter and/or Happy Passover.

To start with, here is a gorgeous little French postcard with which Christine Tasin,  President of RĂ©sistance RĂ©publicaine, illustrated her Easter/Passover wishes for the patriots at her site and at Riposte LaĂŻque.

Part of Christine Tasin's article reads:

Happy Easter to all the heirs of Western civilisation, to all those who are, nolens volens, heirs of ancient paganism and its rites of resurrection in spring... The coincidence of the calendar makes that in this year 2018 Jewish Easter ( pessa'h) also began yesterday, Friday.

Some celebrate the arrival of spring, the return of Proserpine from the underworld, the sun, the fertile and nourishing earth, the light.

The others celebrate the anniversary of the resurrection of Jesus who came to save humanity.

Others celebrate the exit from Egypt, the end of slavery, the crossing of the desert and the hope of their own land.

Finally the vast majority celebrate Easter without even knowing the ancient myths, going to collect eggs in the garden with the children, preparing the festive meal that brings together the whole family, a time of conviviality, happiness, warmth, another way to celebrate the return of warmth, light, seeds sprouting from the earth. And it doesn't matter.

What counts is the strange feeling of communion, warmth, common roots that unites us.

Can this invisible sacred union, shared by hundreds of millions of Westerners, this year or another, become this army of Proserpine, warriors ready to rise up against the obscurantism, hatred, violence embodied by Islam?

Will we soon be this underground army called to its vows and described by Zola in Germinal?


P.S. The unhappy  spirits will tell me that I forgot the Muslims in my greetings.

I haven't forgotten them. They are not concerned.

They know neither Easter nor Pessa'h, and they do not want to know them, as they do not want to know Christmas.

They do not know or want to know our myths of liberation because those who are true Muslims swear only by the Koran, which denies man's freedom, emancipation and wants to subdue him.

That is what is at stake in the war that has begun.

A war opposing Western civilisation, aspiring to freedom since biblical times, aspiring to defy God and to break free from him ( Tower of Babel), aspiring to defy the barbarians and to be freed from them ( flight from Egypt by the Hebrews), aspiring to defy dictators and to break free from them...

And Islam, which bends the necks of its own and its enemies, beheads, submits and forbids.

Muslims who are lucky enough to live in the West have no excuses if they spit on our customs, our values, let them not come and make excuses. It is up to them to choose sides, here and now: Islam or the Republic. Civilization or barbarism. Easter or AĂŻd. The resurrection or the slaughter.

Everyone is and will be responsible for their choices. I am not a colonialist who despises the Muslim to the point of believing him irresponsible and incapable of choosing his own path. (my bolds)

Can't you just see that, before "encouraged" to early retirement because of her criticism of Islam, Christine Tasin was a Professor of the Classics. 

Meanwhile in Germany, the country of the Red Pastor's daughter (Merkel),  it is  "Cardinal Marx" who preaches: "Whatever you do, do not what I do, but do what I say"...or words to that effect. A commentator to "Red Pill Germany"  puts it well: 

"Dante put a lot of Cardinals in the 9th circle of hell. Little has changed in 700 years. Catholicism is still the anonymous monk who dedicated his life to manual work and prayer behind the cloister walls, not these princes of the Church who are as corrupt as any secular politician."


I chose Greek Orthodox Christian Byzantine Music for a few reasons: firstly Greek Easter is yet before us, secondly, the Greek (and Russian) Orthodox Christians really know how do create atmosphere. If you have never witnessed the celebration of an Orthodox Easter I strongly recommend it, and if you have I know you will do it again. 

And to conclude this rather long post,  to someone now, who - although  (from memory) agnostic himself  - is one of the most eloquent defenders of Christianity and Catholics against the pack. 

Reflecting shortly before  Easter, Andrew Bolt, an Australian Journalist, commentator and Broadcaster compares the slain French Hero, Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame,  a Christian, and his butcher, a Muslim. Both, he suggests, have followed the example of their respective God and he wonders why so many from the self-appointed "elites"   despise Christianity,  yet promote Islam.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Likes and Dislikes for April 2018

This post will be updated during April


not new but still actual and valid: 

h/t VladTepes

LOVE  it :)

Pakistan is reducing its nuclear arsenal since its brave soldiers expect their enemies from now on  to fall by laughing themselves to death.

Nearly beats Monty Python's "Ministry of silly walks": 

There is Beauty in so much tradition, I like it and wish our orthodox friends also a slightly belated happy Easter.

*thinking aloud*......There seems to be such a multi-pronged war  being waged  against Christianity, by mis-named "elites"... sometimes even the present Pope seems to join the bashers, that I start wondering: could it be that the same anti-Christian "elites" are pack-hunting Vladimir Putin because he revived Religion  in Russia? 

The video came with this explanation:

Head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill addressed the nation and led the Easter service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow on Saturday.

SOT, Patriarch Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia

Translation from Russian of the Patriarch's address: 
"Dear brothers and sisters, I cordially congratulate you all on the great holiday, with the holy Easter, on the Christ Resurrection. The saviour’s resurrection is the greatest event in human history. And here is why. Because on Sunday the Lord overcame evil, defeated the devil. And although, as we know, evil exists in the world, but it is not capable of dominating the whole human race. By the power of God's grace people are able to resist evil."

I find orthodox church services (Greek and Russian) very beautiful and even sexy. 

I totally don't get this one, but it mesmerises me and makes me smile, so - I guess - I like it.....


Monday, 26 March 2018

They can imprison the Speaker but not the Speech

Tommy Robinson who needs no introduction to the readers of this blog published this video yesterday. This is his introduction:

"Last Sunday I went to Speakers' Corner in London to deliver the speech Martin Sellner was banned from the UK for trying to give. Despite threats of violence and protests from the Muslims who have taken over the iconic free speech area, I managed to read the speech. Here is the full speech, as Martin wrote it, with highlights from the day. This Sunday, Sargon of Akkad will be taking up the mantle and delivering his own speech as part of an initiative to protect free speech in the UK."

...And that slaughter to the Nation 
Shall steam up like inspiration, 
Eloquent, oracular; 
A volcano heard afar. 

And these words shall then become 
Like Oppression's thundered doom 
Ringing through each heart and brain, 
Heard again - again - again - 

Rise like Lions after slumber 
In unvanquishable number - 
Shake your chains to earth like dew 
Which in sleep had fallen on you - 
Ye are many - they are few...

(Percy Bysshe Shelley)

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Nikki Haley brings a little decency to the UN

I give you


yes ! I am a total fan of this woman. 

Full Transcript:

Amb. Nikki Haley: Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. You guys are amazing. Thank you so much.
It’s so good to see so many friends and I’m honored to be able to say that when I come to AIPAC I am with friends. You know, at the United Nations we sometimes don’t have many friends.
I remember last year when we had the vote about America’s principled opposition to the Castro dictatorship in Cuba. The vote went against us 191 to 2. The only two ‘no’ votes – you guessed it – were the United States and Israel. But I always say quality is more than quantity.
Shortly after the 2016 election, President-elect Trump called me to talk about serving in his administration. We had a meeting at Trump Tower and we had some good discussions about a variety of issues. Long story short, his team called me a couple of days later and said he liked me to serve as Ambassador to the United Nations.
I said I’m a governor; I don’t know anything about the United Nations. We went back and forth on a few things and the clincher was when I told the president, you know I won’t be a wallflower or a talking head. I have to be able to say what I think. Without any hesitation, President Trump said, Nikki, that’s exactly why I want you to do this.
President Trump has been true to his word and I think I have too. Some of you might’ve seen that the top Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, recently had some advice for me. He told me to shut up. Mr. Erekat, I will always be respectful, but I will never shut up.
When I spoke here last year I had only been on the job a couple of months. Now it’s a year later and I know a lot more than I knew a year ago. But as I’ve learned more about how the U.N. operates, something else has become really clear: it is important to know as much as possible about every country’s needs and views. But that’s not the most important part of the job. The most important thing is to not be afraid to stick with the fundamental principles, even when they go against entrenched customs.
Some of those outdated customs have gone unquestioned for years. Long before I got to the U.N., I knew a few things that have served me well in this last year. One of those principles is that standing up for your friends is critical.
So on my first day on the job I chose to reach out to ambassadors from four countries. I called the British and French ambassadors because there are our closest allies on the Security Council, I called the ambassador from Ukraine because I wanted to reassure him that America would not waiver in standing up for Ukraine against Russian aggression; and my fourth call on that first day was to Danny Danon, the Israeli ambassador.
Just about a month before I arrived, the United States allowed Resolution 2334 to pass. It was a shameful day for America. We refused to stand up for our friend when it was singled out for terrible mistreatment. On my first day I assured the Israeli ambassador that on my watch that would never happen again. And I’m proud to say it has not happened again.
Audience member: We love you, Nikki.
Amb. Nikki Haley: I love you too.
Standing up for your friends is very important in the United Nations. Another one of the principles I took with me into the job was that I have absolutely no patience for bullying.
When I grew up, we were the only Indian family in a small southern town in South Carolina. On the whole, it was a great community. My parents and my brother and sister and I were always grateful for the support that surrounded us, but that didn’t mean every day was great. My parents were immigrants. My father wore a turban, my mother wore a sari. There were times that we got bullied.
When I was governor I did something about it. I started an anti-bullying program. Every month I went to schools throughout the state to talk about bullying. For me, it was just so fundamental. You don’t pick on someone just because they look different than you; you don’t pick on someone just because they think differently than you or because you can.
This idea has always been with me since I was a child, but I didn’t think it’d come to play in the United Nations. It turns out bullying is a common practice in the United Nations.
In the real world, Israel is a strong country with a vibrant economy and a first-class military. On the battlefield, Israel does not get bullied. The Iranians and Syrians can vouch for that.
But the U.N. is a different story. At the U.N. and throughout the U.N. agencies, Israel does get bullied. It gets bullied because the countries that don’t like Israel are used to being able to get away with it. Well, just like when I was that little girl in South Carolina, that just doesn’t sit well with me.
As many of you know, one of the U.N. agencies with the worst track record of Israel bias is UNESCO. Among many other ridiculous things, UNESCO has the outrageous distinction of attempting to change ancient history. UNESCO recently declared one of Judaism’s holiest sites, the Tomb of the Patriarchs, as a Palestinian heritage site in need of protection from Israel. That was enough. Ten months into this administration, the United States withdrew from UNESCO.

There are lots of other things that we do, big and small, week after week, to fight back against the U.N.’s Israel bullying. Every month at the Security Council we have a session devoted to the Middle East, and every month this session becomes an Israel-bashing session. This has gone on month after month for decades. This was news to me when I arrived. It was actually shocking.
I came out of the first session and publicly said if we want to talk about security in the Middle East, we should talk about Iran or Syria or Hezbollah, Hamas, ISIS, the famine in Yemen. There are probably 10 major problems facing the Middle East and Israel doesn’t have anything to do with any of them. Just about every month since then in the Middle East session I have spoken about something other than Israel.
I can’t say that we’ve solved the problem, but I can say that several other countries have followed our lead. What used to be a monthly Israel-bashing session, now at least has more balance, but we’re never going to put up with bullying.
There’s one more principle I knew before I arrived at the U.N. Like most Americans, I knew what the capital of Israel was. To be more clear, I knew that Jerusalem was, is, and will always be the capital of Israel. This is not something that was –
Audience member: I love you, Nikki.
Amb. Nikki Haley: I love you too. This was not something that was created by the location of an embassy. This is not something that was created by an American decision. America did not make Jerusalem Israel’s capital. What President Trump did, to his great credit, was recognize a reality that American presidents had denied for too long.
Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, that’s a fact, and President Trump had the courage to recognize that fact when others would not. Sometime in the future, the day will come when the whole world recognizes that fact. In the meantime, I hope to be there and join our great Ambassador David Friedman on the day when we open our brand-new American embassy in Jerusalem.
You know, our embassy decision caused a little bit of a stir at the United Nations. In the Security Council, almost exactly one year after the United States shamefully abstained when the Council attacked Israel with Resolution 2334, I had the great honor of casting my first American veto. When I was governor, I used my veto power dozens of times. At the U.N., I never got to do it until the Jerusalem vote. I got to say, it felt pretty good.
The next week, the Jerusalem issue was brought before the U.N. General Assembly. We lost that vote, but to many people surprise, 65 countries refused to go against us. In the long history of U.N.’s mistreatment of Israel, that’s quite a record. And we’re not forgetting that vote. Like I said at that time, on that vote we were “taking names.”
Last week I took a trip to Guatemala and Honduras and I thanked them both for voting with us. God bless Guatemala. They even joined us in moving their embassy to Jerusalem.
And President Trump and I are pushing to draw a closer connection between U.S. foreign aid and how countries vote at the U.N. U.N. votes should never be the only factor in our foreign aid decisions. We have many interests that go beyond the U.N. But they should be one of the factors, and we are determined to start making that connection.
Some people accuse us of favoritism towards Israel. First of all, there’s nothing wrong with showing favoritism toward an ally. That’s what being an ally is all about.
But this is really not about favoritism. In all that we’re doing, whether it’s the embassy decision or UNESCO, or what we’re doing with UNWRA – don’t even get me started on that one – our approach on Israel is tied together by one major idea, the idea that runs through all of it is the simple concept that Israel must be treated like any other normal country.
We will continue to demand that Israel not be treated like some sort of temporary, provisional entity. It cannot be the case that only one country in the world doesn’t get to choose its capital city. It cannot be the case that the U.N. Human Rights Council has a standing agenda item for only one country.
It cannot be the case that only one set of refugees throughout the world is counted in a way that causes the number to grow forever. It cannot be the case that in an organization with 193 countries, the United Nations spends half of its time attacking only one country. We will not accept it any longer.
And you know what? That demand is actually a demand for peace. The U.N.’s bias against Israel has long undermined peace by encouraging an illusion that Israel will just simply go away. Israel’s not going away. When the world recognizes that, then peace becomes possible.
It becomes possible because all sides will be dealing with realities, not fantasies, and when we deal with realities, then reasonable negotiated compromises can prevail over absolutist demands.
Thank you so much for the support that you have continued to show me. There is nothing better than Americans who use the power of their voices for good causes. That’s what AIPAC is all about. It’s been great being with all of you.
God bless you. Thank you very much.