With the United States ambassador to United Nations, Nikki Haley, having tendered resignation, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised her tenure.
She was widely seen as assertive of Washington’s support for Israel.
“I thank ambassador Nikki Haley for her uncompromising struggle against the hypocrisy of the UN,” he wrote in Hebrew on his official Twitter account, wishing her success in her future endeavours.
Haley has been a favourite in Israel as she pushed a hawkish line on Iran, which is Israel’s foe.
The United States also quit the UN Human Rights Council while accusing it of bias against Washington and Israel.
The left-leaning Israeli daily Haaretz, meanwhile, said Haley has “repeatedly defended Israel’s government from criticism, and criticised the Palestinians many times.”>