US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley depicted as a vulture
Cartoon published in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
The cartoon depicts US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley as a vulture, with the UN headquarters in NY shown in the background.
This cartoon is in response to Nikki Haley's statements about countries voting in the UN General Assembly on Dec. 21, 2017, against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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On Dec. 19, 2017, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley posted on her Facebook page this statement regarding a UN General Assembly vote on Dec. 21, 2017, on a resolution condemning US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: "At the UN we're constantly asked to do more and give more-- in the past we have. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American people, about where to locate OUR embassy, we don't expect those we've helped to target us. On Thursday there will be a vote at the UN criticizing our choice. And yes, the US will be taking names. #TakingNames."
Haley also sent a message to other UN member states: "As you consider your vote, I want you to know that the President and U.S. take this vote personally. The President will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those countries who voted against us."
The next day, Trump backed her statements and indicated there would be financial consequences for those countries in terms of US aid, saying: "Let them vote against us, we'll save a lot."
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