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April 28, 2017 3:41 pm

Netanyahu Lauds US Senate for ‘Standing Up for Israel’ at UN With Call to Treat Jewish State Fairly

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the US Senate on Friday for “standing up for Israel at the UN” after every member of the body signed a letter calling on the global institution to end its discrimination against the Jewish state.

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In a statement, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon also expressed gratitude to senators for their “unanimous and bipartisan support for Israel.”

“Once again, America has stood strongly by Israel, and stood up for truth and justice,” Danon said. “It is time to finally put an end to the UN’s biased approach towards Israel.”

In the letter — the full text of which can be read here — senators urged UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to “engage member states in a comprehensive effort to directly confront and root out” anti-Israel bias in his organization.

“Although, as Republicans and Democrats, we disagree on many issues, we are united in our desire to see the United Nations improve its treatment of Israel and to eliminate anti-Semitism in all its forms,” the letter said.

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