Wednesday, November 23, 2016

  • Wednesday, November 23, 2016
  • Elder of Ziyon

According to WaPo:
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a rising Republican star and daughter of Indian immigrants, has accepted President-elect Donald Trump’s offer to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in the coming administration, according to a person familiar with the selection process.
She looks like a good choice from Israel's perspective.

In 2015, she signed the first statewide anti-BDS bill in the country.

The bill makes no mention of Israel directly, but prevents public entities from contracting with businesses engaging in the “boycott of a person or an entity based in or doing business with a jurisdiction with whom South Carolina can enjoy open trade.”
The premise of the law is that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, colloquially known as BDS, discriminates against the people of Israel and weakens the economy of South Carolina.
“Boycott,” for the purposes of the law, is defined as the effort by companies to “blacklist, divest from or otherwise refuse to deal with a person or firm when the action is based on race, color, religion, gender or national origin of the targeted person or entity,” according to the text.
And in her Republican response to to Obama's last State of the Union address in January, she said:, "If we held the White House....“We would make international agreements that were celebrated in Israel and protested in Iran, not the other way around."

That one sentence upset the Arab Daily News, whose Ray Hanania wrote an article attacking her, mentioning twice that she has "ultra-White teeth" - capitalizing white to minimize her parents' Indian heritage and paint her as a bigot.

There is little reason for a South Carolina governor to pander to Jewish votes. These positions are clearly made for the right reasons.

It looks like Haley is a good choice to go to the UN and be a friend to Israel.




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