Nikki Haley Criticizes Ramaswamy's Proposal to Reduce Aid to Israel
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, criticized fellow GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswa
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Criticizes GOP Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy's Proposal to Cut Aid to Israel
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, criticized fellow GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy for his proposal to cut aid to Israel by 2028 if elected.
Currently, Israel receives almost $4 billion annually in military aid from the U.S., most of which is used for credits sent directly to U.S. weapons manufacturers.
Additionally, Israeli intelligence collaborates closely with the U.S. in gathering intelligence in various regions, including the Middle East, Russia, Central Asia, and other foreign countries.
Ramaswamy's Plans to Expand the Abraham Accords and Cut U.S. Aid to Israel
In a podcast interview with Russell Brand, Ramaswamy discussed his plans to expand the Abraham Accords, which established diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan.
He expressed his intention to broker peace between Israel and other countries like Qatar, Oman, and Indonesia.
Ramaswamy proposed cutting U.S. aid to Israel and highlighted Qatar's history of funding Hamas, a group that opposes Israel and has called for its destruction, as well as their support for the Taliban and Islamist groups in Syria.
The Abraham Accords have the potential to reduce the need for military aid to Israel, according to Ramaswamy.
He believes that if the Accords are strengthened, Israel can achieve stability by being more integrated with its regional partners.
Ramaswamy also suggests that while the relationship with Israel has benefited the United States, it should not receive special treatment.
Nikki Haley's Response to Ramaswamy's Proposals
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has responded to Vivek Ramaswamy's call to end America's special bond with Israel.
Haley stated that Ramaswamy is completely wrong in his position and emphasized that supporting Israel is morally right and strategically smart.
She believes that the strong friendship between the two countries makes them both stronger and safer.
Haley assured that she would never abandon Israel if she becomes president.
In an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, Ramaswamy stated that he would abandon Taiwan to Communist China if the United States achieved semiconductor independence.
Ramaswamy emphasized that until the end of his first term, he would ensure that Taiwan is not interfered with by Xi Jinping.
However, after achieving semiconductor independence, Ramaswamy suggested that the US's commitments to Taiwan, including military conflict, would change as it would be in the country's self-interest to do so.
Haley's Criticism of Ramaswamy's Foreign Policy Proposals
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has criticized Vivek Ramaswamy's foreign policy proposals.
Haley expressed concern over Ramaswamy's stance on Israel, his proposal to abolish the FBI, and his suggestion to give China to Taiwan.
She believes that these proposals would make America less safe.
Haley's Support for Israel and Criticism of Bias at the United Nations
Nikki Haley, the former U.N. Ambassador for the Trump administration, has expressed her unwavering support for Israel and criticized the bias against the country at the United Nations.
In an interview with Clifford D. May at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) Summit in August 2018, Haley stated that she was shocked by the abusive treatment of Israel by other countries at the U.N.
She compared it to bullying in a schoolyard and said she would not stand for it.
Haley has worked to shift the focus of U.N. sessions from solely discussing Israel to addressing other issues in the Middle East.
In a conversation about the Middle East, May mentions that there are other problem areas in the region.
Haley, on the other hand, argues that these issues are not being addressed at the United Nations (U.N.).
She claims that people are now afraid to criticize Israel because they don't want her to confront them.