'UN has changed since Trump's inauguration'

Israeli Ambassador to UN says 'winds of change blowing in UN', thanks in part to US Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Danny Danon at Israel Day Concert in NYC
Danny Danon at Israel Day Concert in NYC
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The United Nations is beginning to change – for the better – says Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon.

Ambassador Danon marched at the annual Celebrate Israel Day parade in Manhattan Sunday, joining Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Israeli Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, and tens of thousands of marchers streaming down Fifth Avenue.

Arutz Sheva spoke with Danon during the parade about the UN, its infamous anti-Israel bias, and the prospects for changing that bias with President Trump in the White House.

"We see the winds of change at the UN,” said Danon. “We are very happy to see Ambassador Haley coming to the UN and supporting Israel directly. I'm also very happy to fly tonight to Israel... to accompany her on her first visit to Israel. We will show her everything."

Since President Trump took office in January, Danon claimed, there has been a significant shift at the United Nations, a change that has been clearly to Israel’s benefit.

"We are very happy to see a change at the UN with the new administration."

Just how that shift would impact Israeli policy and how that policy is received abroad, however, was less obvious. Danon himself was clear on the subject:

"The policy of the Israeli government is determined in Jerusalem."

"Most of the time, it will be accepted by the international community. Not always, but we will always do what is good for the Jewish people in Israel."