NEW YORK (CBS) U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused the United Nations of a long-running bias against one of America's closest allies.
"To its shame, the United Nations has long been a hostile place for the state of Israel," Haley said.
Haley spoke as the General Assembly debated President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and to move the American embassy to the holy city from Tel Aviv. The vote went overwhelmingly against the U.S. 128-9, declaring the president's decision "null and void."
"The U.S. will remember this day in which it was singled out in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation," Haley said.
She also reminded the assembly America is the UN's biggest contributor but can cut that funding any time. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that's a fair threat.
"I think it's appropriate for the president to put America first and focus on the safety and security of Americans. That's his job," Huckabee Sanders said.
As for moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, Haley says it's America's right to make that choice and that no vote will make a difference.
"America will put our embassy in Jerusalem. That is what the American people want us to do," Haley said.
She left the stage with a final message-- that the Trump administration will remember this vote and the countries that chose to disrespect the U.S.