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July 18, 2013 12:56 am

Power: U.S. Will Push for Israeli Seat on UN Security Council

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Samantha Power speaks at Harvard Law School in 2010. Photo: Chensiyuan/Wikimedia Commons.

Ynet – President Barack Obama’s decision to appoint Samantha Power as the American ambassador to the UN has raised concerns in Jerusalem due to her past statements on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but during her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday Power said “The United States has no greater friend in the world than the State of Israel” and pledged to combat the “unacceptable bias” against Israel at the global body.

“Just as I have done as President Obama‘s UN adviser at the White House, I will stand up for Israel and work tirelessly to defend it,” she said.

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