tv AIPAC Policy Conference Amb. Haley CSPAN March 28, 2017 5:52am-6:11am EDT
bipartisan support, the house approved more than $600 million for is really missile defense programs just for israeli missile defense programs. [applause] >> we will continue to work together. the stakes on this issue and the entire foreign aid budget are too high and we know that when a -- when it comes to american support for israel, partnership must overcome partisanship. [applause] you, thank you. >> ♪
♪ >> please welcome the co-author of start of nation. secret that there are a few places in the world where israel is more constantly and unfairly attacked then at the united nations. we are about to hear from is determined to change that. -- the woman we are about to hear from is determined to change that. [applause] >> in january she gave up her position as a governor of south carolina to represent the united states because she knew she
could make a difference. although she has only been in the u.n. for two months, she is already making her mark -- making her mark, speaking out against attacks on israel and spending -- standing in the proud tradition of past ambassadors. [applause] ago,ss than two weeks ambassador haley responded to an attack on israel demanding that the u.n. retract a report that viciously attacked israel as an apartheid state. impact.on had soon after the secretary-general required rejection of the report -- required retraction of the report. [applause] securitying a recent council meeting on the middle east, ambassador haley came after the press and articulated some plain truths.
here is what she said, "the discussion today on the middle east was not about hezbollah and illegal buildup of rockets, money and weapons that iran provides to terrorists, it was not about how we defeat isis, it was not about how we hold aside accountable. , the meeting focused on criticizing israel, the one true democracy in the middle east. [applause] >> and she closed by saying, "i am here to say the united states will not turn a blind eye to this anymore." [applause] >> i think you would all agree that this is been a pretty refreshing change. [applause]
[applause] >> ambassador, i think there are little lukewarm. i'm not sure what the reception is going to be like. let's pick up on where i left off on my introduction, that statement you made following the meeting, the security council meeting on the middle east. were you surprised that you saw about the attitudes and discussion on the middle east at the u.n.? what can be done to change it? >> i was confused. it was bizarre because in my first month, talking about the middle east, there is a lot to talk about. whether you are talking about hezbollah or isis, all of the issues in syria which is a
problem -- that is what i expected us to talk about. i did not expect and israel bashing session. listening to each member say the same thing over and over again, i knew they said it was bad, but until you hear it and you see it, you cannot comprehend how ridiculous it is. [applause] here arelot of people just getting to know you. the theme of our conference this year is many votes is -- many can you talk about how you learned about israel? >> i am the daughter of indian parents who reminded my brothers and my sisters and me how blessed we were to live in this country. [applause] >> the truth is i have seen so the similarities between
israeli culture and the indian culture. we are very close knit, we love our family, we have a strong work ethic, we believe and professionalism and philanthropy and getting back. -- and giving back. [applause] >> very true. that is all the good things. we are aggressive, stubborn and we don't back down from a fight. [cheering and applause] from your perspective at
the u.n., what is the enforcement of the iran deal law how to hold it around -- iran accountable? amb. haley: it is concerning. and the reason it is so concerning is that when the deal took place sell it did was empower a random and empower russia. empowerer iran and russian. away, it istions hard to go back and put sanctions on. so we of said we're going to watch them like a hawk. make sure everything they do is .atched my concern is, you are seeing a lot of love for the security council and that is unfortunate and why that was ever allowed to
go through, while that was ever passed is the on to me. i mean, it was terrible. host: i want to quote from your first public remarks as ambassador. you said, regarding those nations that don't have america's back at the u.n. -- i think everyone was stunned when you said this -- you said, quote, we are taking it names. you said -- we are taking names at you and we will make points accordingly. that so, specifically, what can the united states do? what can the ambassador from the united states due to hold countries accountable for as you them, many of them do not have america's back at the u.n.? haley: you want to see my list, don't you? i am not there to play.
what i wanted to make sure of was that the united states started leading again. [applause] amb. haley: leading is not saying a.m. doing things when it is comfortable. leading is saying and doing things when it is not comfortable. [applause] ambassador haley's so the goal was, have the backs of our allies. never again do what we saw happen with resolution 32 34 and me anyone question our support. -- never again do what we saw happen with the resolution and question our support. [applause] ambassador haley when the
-- lution happened amb. haley: when the resolution happened, the whole country had a kick in the guts. it showed the united states at its weakest point ever. never do we not have the backs of our friends. we do not have a greater friend israel. [applause] to seeley: he ended, that happen was hurtful. -- and to see that happen was hurtful. know that,em to look, that happened but it will never happen again. [applause] it amb. haley: said to answer
the question on what can we do it the u.n., we can do a lot. is anwer of your voice amazing thing. changing the culture is important. the way you change is the united states will tell them what we will not put up with. we will start to change the culture to what we should be talking about and then we actually act on what we say. i wear heels, not for a fashion statement. it is because if i see something wrong, we are going to kick them every single time. ] pplause takingley: so how are we ? we putting everyone on notice saying, if you have our backs, we're going to have the backs of our friends but our friends need to have our backs, too. if you challenges, be prepared for what you are telling us for because we will challenge you
back. -- be prepared for what you are challenging as for because we will challenge you back. -- [applause] haley: we have a lot of things to talk about. there are a lot of threats to descend security but you are not going to take our number one democratic friend in the middle east and beat upon them and i think what you're saying is, they are all backing up a little bit. israel-bashing is not as loud. they did not know exactly what i meant outside of giving a speech that we showed them. so when they decided to try to put a palestinian and one of the highest positions that had ever been given at the u.n., we said
no. [applause] amb. haley: that does not mean he was not a good man, does not mean he was not good to america, what it means is until the u.n. response the way it is supposed to there are no freebies for the palestinian authority anymore. [cheers and applause] amb. haley: so then they tested us again and this ridiculous report, a false report came out. i do not know who the guy is or what he is about but he has serious problems. he goes and compares israel to an apartheid state. we called the secretary-general
and say, this is absolutely ridiculous. you have to pull it. the secretary-general immediately pulled the report and then the director has now resigned. cheers and applause] amb. haley: so, for anyone who says you cannot get anything u.n., they need to know there is a new sheriff in town. [cheers and applause] dn: last question, i think this crowd would be thrilled to hear you four hours, days, weeks, months -- [cheers and applause]
: when you are governor of south carolina, you sign into anythe first signed in state capitol in america. this ian issue close to your heart. with your new position, what you think can be done to continue to escalate the fight against those who want to delegitimize israel through the bds movement. amb. haley: we have two showing common sense terms, if you want to boycott north korea, i get it. if you want to have divestments and pull something away from syria, do it. about otherto talk issues that we are dealing with i can understand that. , israel? i -- numberhe one, one i officiate the support and kindness you have given to me,
but all i did was tell the truth. [applause] amb. haley: hand, if you want to continue to support me with -- which i greatly appreciate. understand that by telling the truth and showing the power of your voice and putting action behind it, there is nothing we cannot change. so with the bds movement that we were able to stop in south carolina, we will continue to take that to the u.n. and make certain they understand that is not what we want to focus on. [cheers and applause] dan: well -- amb. haley: unbelievable. dan: i think you would agree fowlkes -- -- i think you would
agree, fowlkes -- amb. haley: thank you. thank you very much. a: i think you would agree, refreshing voice for america to have at the united nations. join me and thinking the honorable nikki haley. amb. haley: amazing. [cheers and applause] ♪ announcer: please welcome speaker of the house of representatives paul ryan.