Harvard Law Professor Praises U.N. Ambassador Haley on Budget Cut

December 26, 2017
OAN Newsroom

A Harvard Law professor is praising U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley for announcing a major cut to the U.N.’s budget next year.

On Monday, Alan Dershowitz said that Haley did exactly the right thing.

Alan Dershowitz , Harvard Law professor. (PHOTO/ANDREW INNERARITY/REUTERS)

This comes after the Trump administration announced the day before it had secured a $285 million cut to the U.N. fiscal budget for 2018.

The announcement also came days after the U.N. voted overwhelmingly for a resolution opposing President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Dershowitz added it’s the first of many steps to bring the U.N. back to where it ought to be as a “neutral arbiter of peace.”

“Now as far as what Nikki Haley has done, it’s, I think, terrific,” said Professor Dershowitz. “It is about time we sent a message to the U.N., which has become a place of hate when it comes to the United States and Israel.”

He also said former President Obama was wrong to abstain from a vote to allow the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements.

  • ginjit.dw

    Even a broken clock is right twice a day…but you gotta give kudos when due…he’s right on this issue…This isn’t a partician issue, it’s an American issue. The hell with the UN…

  • John F. DiFerdinando

    This is what happens when we no longer have a Muslim president

  • Sonny Shaw

    It is about time to reappraise out commitment to the UN altogether. The US pays more money into the UN for what exactly? Hatred and discrimination against one little nation called Israel? @85 Million is a start but , it really doesn’t go far enough. They should cut at least 50% of our dues and 75% of peacekeeping costs that the US pays for. the UN should be held to a higher standard than it is. Member states should have to answer for misconduct or be banished from the UN or maybe it’s just time for the UN to go away as did it predecessor the League of Nation did.

  • Jacobeo500

    They were warned ahead of the vote. Now, the UN must take its lumps for that one sided vote supporting the Muslim terrorists.

  • Troutaholic Flo

    be Glad we survived the Obama Era. Now we need to Cleanup the Country from the corruption he left behind

    • Vera Orsova

      It’s like a clean up after a major hurricane. Takes time and a lot of hard work, but it will get done. Swamp creature better get prepare for a major power-wash. MAGA, President Trump

  • William Everett Hendry bhendry

    It’s nice to get some honesty out of Harvard instead of demo-liberal-heresy for a change. Nice going Nikki.

  • Tyrone

    Haley has been impressive, she has exceeded my expectations in her current role.

  • HML

    Dershowitz for president!…………..Not really, but he would be a better dem candidate than any of the others…

    • FromThe70s

      I would gladly swap out the current AG for Dershowitz.

  • Expat47

    I know how to reduce the UN budget by $3,300,000,000 and save the US $3,300,000,000 at the same time. It doesn’t even need to pass a vote in the UN!

  • anna presutto

    Very happy with UN budget cuts. Still don’t understand why news organizations give Alan Dershowitz any attention with how close he was/is with major billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Poor Virginia Roberts even discussing how involved he was with his Pedo ring. Disgusting.

  • kaiju

    What amazes me about this story is that Alan Dershowitz is at the same institution that BHO attended and yet appears to be his polar opposite.

    • WSWSapphire

      Alan Dershowitz recently reminded viewers that he is still a Democrat, and that his friends sometimes get mad at him. I saw a report more recently, that quite a few liberals are really angry with him now. They don’t like ‘true’ Democrats. Most are ‘fake’ Democrats aka liberal ‘progressive’ socialists.
      While I would not vote for a true Democrat, I’d rather have one any day than a liberal who only uses the Democrat name to further their own evil, dictating agenda.

  • Javanne

    Obama’s hatred and pressure on Israel to virtually commit suicide would have been maintained and increased had Hillary and her obnoxious alt-left cohorts won. Every day, I thank Providence she didn’t.

    • Jacobeo500


  • Javanne

    I wish I could have seen Obama’s face, and heard his comments when Trump first announced the move and when Netanyahu crowed about it.

    • iwontell

      Sure would have been amusing to see Trump stick his BIG FINGER in “O”‘s FACE………
      After all it’s not legal for him to “order a public hanging”……….but that would be amusing too……

      • nfcapitalist

        Trump did the phone drop on this move… better to be a bit opaque but this is his best move yet with seven more years like this last, what… 11 months!

    • Tango Uniform

      The Newport Obama was dragging on fell out of his mouth. Maybe our best strategy is to ask the UN for a list of actions they don’t want us to take.

      • Elizabeth A. Parks



    It’s more than about time for this. To Hell With The u.n. The only other thing we have thrown money to, that doesn’t work is lazy fat Americans.
    Time to trim the fat off our country. Enough is enough!!!!!!!!!
    We will never need the u.n.
    it’s the worst investment possible.
    Kick the headquarters off our soil, a boot the diplomats who also take full advantage of the system.

    MAGA PEOPLE !!!!!!!

  • Feds_R_Snowflakes

    Now if only we could secure budget cuts to the US federal, state and local governments. Too much waste and no return on investment.

  • nfcapitalist

    I like Nikki Haley, smart lady and makes me proud when standing up to the thugs in the UN… she’s been strong and secure in her beliefs though I disagree with her thinking that scrubbing history of leaders all the way back to George Washington.

    Think this comes from ‘star reporters’ that no longer report the news but are bending public opinion to purposely divide the nation or simply supporting their personal views… this has gone from what was news to propaganda and politicians should stand against that too.

  • jlsharks1

    Ambassador Haley/America great decision. Move the UN off American soil.
    The UN like Fake News has been a platform for terrorist and anti American.