UNITED NATIONS: Nikki Haley, Washington’s Amba­ssador to the United Nations, has become a hawk on foreign policy like the incoming national security adviser, John Bolton, who will replace H. R. McMaster on Monday.

Ms Haley is hawkish on Israel and thinks anyone who dare criticise Israel on human rights is indulging in Israel bashing.

“When the Human Rights Council treats Israel worse than North Korea, Iran and Syria, it is the Council itself that is foolish and unworthy of its name,” Haley said in a statement last month issued in response to the Council’s five resolutions condemning Israel.

“Our patience is not unlimited. Today’s actions make clear that the organisation lacks the credibility needed to be a true advocate for human rights.”

About John Bolton, Ms Haley said: “I know him well. I have gotten advice from him, I have talked to him. I know his disdain for the UN. I share it.”

Published in Dawn, April 7th, 2018