In June 2017, during her visit to Israel, StandWithUs presented U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley with a petition of support from over 10,000 supporters of Israel from around the world, applauding her for her strong pro-Israel stance at the U.N.
United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, received a petition with thousands of signatures from Israelis and from around the world, in support of her voice at the U.N. from representatives of StandWithUs-Israel on June 9, 2017.
Presenting the letter of support, Michael Dickson, StandWithUs Israel Executive Director said, “Thank you for standing up for truth and justice at the United Nations and for Israel’s alliance with United States”, to which Ambassador Haley responded: “And I always will”.
“Ambassador Haley has brought a breath of fresh air to the United Nations. She stands strong against the U.N.’s obsession with Israel and she stands strongly in her support of human rights” said Gilad Kabilo, Public Affairs Executive for StandWithUs in Israel.
“We started the petition after her extraordinary first speech as U.N. Ambassador, and in minutes it garnered thousands of signatures to the point where it crashed our servers, now thankfully restored.” added Gilad. “Since then, the petition has gone viral and gets more signatures every time Amb. Haley is in the news.”
Dickson added: “This is not just a pro-Israel issue. The U.N’s obsession with unfairly singling out Israel distracts it from defending human rights in places that need it most, such as Iran, Syria and Venezuela. Amb. Haley has been a beacon of hope for change, and for the persecuted around the world, who will finally get the attention they deserve.”
Signatories to the letter of support came from across the United States and around the world, including France, the Netherlands, India, Malaysia, Germany, Brazil, Chile, the UK, Japan and of course, Israel itself.