"I welcome the announcement of the intention to appoint Governor Nikki Haley as the next United States Ambassador to the United Nations", the Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said after Trump nominated Haley as his Ambassador to the UN.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, a strong supporter of Israel, said the appointment would go a long way in "reassuring" Israel that the incoming administration will be on its side in worldwide forums.
In a statement Wednesday, McMaster says Haley "will be an inspiration to all who believe in the American dream, at home and around the world".
Two of the closest American allies, Israel and the United Kingdom, have also welcomed the decision to appoint Haley as the next U.S. envoy to the United Nations.
Nevertheless, Trump praised DeVos as "a brilliant and passionate education advocate".
She was the first Indian-American women Governor and second Indian-American Governor of any state.
Haley, the first female governor in SC, first elected in 2011 and re-elected in 2014, was one of Trump's detractors. "They looked for someone to love and lift people up", she said Tuesday, in calling for the same approach as the trials and the disaster recovery play out.
Nikki Haley has limited foreign policy experience, but Trump notes her record of bringing people together.
Matthew Rozsa is a Ph.D. student in history at Lehigh University and a political columnist.
After secretary of state, the United Nations ambassador is the highest-profile diplomatic position, often serving as the voice for USA positions on the worldwide stage.
"She inserted herself into this and became South Carolina's diplomat to South Carolina", McAlister said. Marco Rubio of Florida, Haley went on to endorse the man who at that point was Trump's chief rival for the nomination, Sen.
Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Governor, was nominated for the spot as U.S. envoy to the United Nations.
"I'm just giddy, and if you talk to any of the governors here, we are so excited at the possibility and the opportunities that are going to be here", she said after Mr Trump's win.
The presence of Bannon and Sessions are just two reasons Haley is a welcomed addition to Trump's administration and her nomination should be applauded.
After the racially-motivated attack, Ms Haley successfully campaigned to have the Confederate battle flag (traditionally a symbol of segregation) removed from the South Carolina State House. The President-elect then added, "she will be a great leader representing us on the world stage".
The law that Haley signed last summer banned SC from doing business with any company that is participating in a boycott "based on race, color, religion, gender or national origin of the targeted person or entity".
In January, she took the extraordinary move of criticizing Trump in a nationally televised State of the Union rebuttal. Last December, she asked that no Syrian refugees be relocated to SC because of "gaps in available intelligence" on those fleeing the civil war. More meetings will be held on Monday with transition officials, his press office said.
The daughter of Indian Sikh immigrants, she is the first woman and the first minority picked for a Cabinet-level post in Trump's administration.