Excerpt from Nikki Haley’s remarks at UN Watch’s Inaugural New York Gala Dinner, Dec. 5, 2019:
“It’s just easier not to rock the boat.
When the crowd is all going one way, it’s hard to be the only one going the other direction.
But standing alone on behalf of American interests and values is not something to be embarrassed about. Standing alone for freedom and human dignity is something to be proud of.
In America, we don’t celebrate the mob. We celebrate the person who has the courage and conviction to stand up to the mob.
Now we’re seeing an example of this cultural corruption playing out in real time.
Canada has for a long time been balanced and fair-minded towards Israel at the United Nations. It has opposed the pull of the anti-Israel culture.
But Canada is now seeking one of the rotating two-year seats on the Security Council. It faces a vote in the General Assembly.
Two weeks ago, Canada surprised Israel’s friends by voting for a North Korean resolution that challenges the legitimacy of Israel. This is a resolution that Canadian governments for years have voted against.
One observer said Canada is making a “Faustian bargain,” trading its integrity for a seat on the Security Council.
I speak from experience when I say the United Nations presents many such opportunities to strike a deal with the devil.
Standing up for our principles, and our allies, is a constant struggle, which is another reason why I am so grateful to UN Watch.”