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Nikki Haley, Netanyahu and an Unprecedented Act of Chutzpah

Amir Tibon
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Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who is visiting Israel this week, met with two senior Israeli politicians on Monday. One was Foreign Minister Yair Lapid; the second was opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

There is nothing unusual about an American politician, who is considering a presidential run, spending time in Israel and meeting with such dignitaries. But Haley’s meeting with Netanyahu, and the way she described it afterward on her social media accounts, was unusual, undiplomatic and disrespectful toward the newly sworn-in Israeli government.

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