Nikki Haley To Address AIPAC

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will address the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference, according to a source within the pro-Israel lobby. According to the source, she has been confirmed, but not publicly announced yet.

Haley has been lauded by the pro-Israel community for standing with the Jewish state against its non-stop condemnation at the UN. Last week, she gave her first press briefing after her initial monthly Security Council meeting on Mideast issues, which she touted as “a bit strange.”

“Instead the meeting focused on criticizing Israel, the one true democracy in the Middle East. I am new around here, but I understand that’s how the Council has operated month after month for decades,” Haley said. “I am here to say the United States will not turn a blind eye to this anymore. I am here to underscore to the ironclad support of the United States for Israel. I am here to emphasize that the United States is determined to stand up to the U.N.’s anti-Israel bias.”

Haley added, “Incredibly, the UN Department of Political Affairs has an entire division devoted to Palestinian affairs. Imagine that. There is no division devoted to illegal missile launches from North Korea. There is no division devoted to the world’s number one state-sponsor of terror, Iran.”

At the press briefing, Haley also reiterated the US’ commitment to a two-state solution despite President Donald Trump changing the White House’s tone on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu last week, Trump said, “I’m looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like. If Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I’m happy with the one they like the best.”

“We absolutely support a two-state solution,” Haley said.

The annual Policy Conference will be from March 26 to the 28th. AIPAC already announced that Vice President Mike Pence, Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Bob Corker (R-TN) will address the crowd. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will also be on stage to address an audience that last year consisted of 18,000 delegates, according to the organization.

Originally published by American Action News.