U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Thursday that President Donald Trump would nominate the United States ambassador to the United Nations to be Israel’s next envoy to the U.
“The president’s decision to nominate Ambassador Susan Rice as his next ambassador to Jerusalem is a historic moment,” Haley said in a statement.
“We must work together to advance the peace process and to advance peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.
I am grateful for President Trump’s leadership in the Middle East, and look forward to working with him to advance a more just and lasting peace between Israelis and the Palestinians.”
Haley’s comments came a day after Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Trump was scheduled to arrive in Israel on Thursday.
Hamas said it had accepted the appointment.
A statement said the announcement “reaffirms the historic position of Hamas, which will never accept any Israeli occupation and will not allow any occupation, to support the Arab-Israeli national unity process.”
The statement added that the new U.n. ambassador will be “the most experienced ambassador to any country in the world, and the first woman to serve in this position.”
“Hamas is committed to the Palestinian people and the establishment of a Palestinian state,” the statement said.
“Hamas will never negotiate with Israel.
It will never bow to any Israeli aggression, and it will never capitulate to any pressure or pressure from any outside forces.
for 20 years, and her long experience in diplomacy and national security are essential to our future,” the ministry said. “
Haley has served as a senior diplomat for the U,N.
for 20 years, and her long experience in diplomacy and national security are essential to our future,” the ministry said.
In a statement to The Associated Press, Rice said the new ambassador will help advance the Unas strategic interests, particularly the goal of peace, and will help promote international cooperation.
“I will be the voice of a country that has always been at the forefront of promoting peace and stability in the region, and a champion of Palestinian rights and dignity,” she said.
“Hassan Mustafa and I are committed to peace and security for the Jewish people, the Arab world, Israel, and all of Palestine,” she added.
The U. N. General Assembly adopted Resolution 2334, which reaffirmed that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, the holy city of Islam and the seat of government of the Jewish state.
It also condemned any attempts by the Palestinians to use the U.,N.
Security Council to achieve the “immediate and unconditional withdrawal” of Israeli forces from Jerusalem, including through a unilateral declaration.
Since the resolution was passed in March, the Palestinians have been pushing for the return of the U,.
N. to Jerusalem, with the possibility of building settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
A Palestinian official told The Associated News on Wednesday that the Israeli government was pushing for a unilateral Palestinian state in Jerusalem, but that the U-N.
had the ability to block such a move.
U.N.-sponsored peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority began in 2009, but have been dogged by disputes over Jerusalem and the status of East Jerusalem, the West Jerusalem area that Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war.
The Israeli government wants the U nas partitioned into a future Palestinian state and East Bank, and Palestinians want the West bank and East city as their capital.
Rice said that Trump’s decision would “reinforce” the U’s commitment to the peace effort.
“This is a moment of great hope for the peace efforts, and for all those who seek peace,” she wrote.
As secretary of state, Rice was instrumental in the U’ s successful push for a peace deal with Israel and other countries.