Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday spoke with US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and thanked her for standing up for Israel and the truth.

"Thank you for standing up for Israel, for standing up for the truth - which is standing up for America," Netanyahu said. "Actually, I think it's standing up for the UN as it was originally conceived."

"People appreciate the truth.

"We have an ancient Hebrew saying that when somebody tells the truth, you can feel it. People feel it - not only understand it, they can feel it."

"Thank you for seeing me," Haley said. "If there's anything I have no patience for, it's bullies. And the UN was being such a bully to Israel, because they could."

"They sense that the tone has changed.

"We were talking about some ambassadors in Geneva who are on the Human Rights Council, and when we talked to them about agenda items, they were embarrassed by it. They acknowledged the fact that it just makes no sense."