Nikki Haley has one of the most difficult jobs in the world. She has to speak reason in a place where reason rarely matters. Calmly and logically, Nikki Haley addresses the UN Security Council and explains that the violence of the last few days and weeks has nothing to do with the Embassy move, and everything to do with Hamas goals.
She explains how Hamas clearly instructed Palestinians to try to get through, “burst through the fence” to “urge the crowd to ‘get closer, get closer’ to the security fence. Haley points out that Hamas’ goal is to make the Palestinians miserable.
Nikki Haley continues by explaining why he put a swastika on a kite that he planned to fly into Israel, the Palestinian responded that “The Jews go crazy when you mention Hitler”.
Moving the embassy was “the right thing to do,” and is the right of the America people. And finally, the US moving the embassy represents recognition that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. “Recognizing this reality makes peace more achievable, not less,” she concludes.
But peace must be rooted in reality. Listen to Nikki Haley. Listen as she congratulate Israel on its 70 years of independence and looks forward to the next 70. It’s an amazing speech to a council that supposedly gathered to discuss violence in the Middle East.