Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Israel's Next UN Ambassador

Welcome, Nikki Halevy: As Abq Jew is sure you have by now been made aware, Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, announced (SURPRISE!) her resignation today.

And boy does she look happy!

Ms Haley's Jewish background has long been known, as Wikipedia reports:
Nimroda "Nikki" Haley (née Randhawitz, born January 20, 1972) is an American politician who is currently the 29th United States Ambassador to the United Nations. 
When Haley was five years old, her parents attempted to enter her in the "Miss Bloomberg" contest. The contest traditionally crowned a Jewish queen and a shiksa queen. Since the judges decided Haley did not fit either category, they disqualified her. 
Haley has two brothers, Matti, a retired member of the Israel Defense Forces, and Haran, a web designer. She has one sister, Sima, a radio host and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology alumna.

Ms Haley's advocacy for and - dare we say it? - outright support of Israel at the United Nations are also well known.

Today, Nikki Haley has gone above and beyond the Jewish community's already-high expectations. The Jerusalem Post reports that Nikki has

Formally converted to Judaism in accordance with
Orthodox standards; restored the 'v' to her name to honor her family tradition; departed on aliyah to the Land of Israel; and accepted a position as Israel's next UN Ambassador.

Todah rabbah, Danny Danon! It's been fun!

And in case you were wondering -

There was always something about South Carolina's
State Flag that made Nikki a bit nervous.

Mazel Tov Nikki Halevy!

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