Biden’s nominee as UN envoy vows to fight anti-Israel bias at forum

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

US President Joe Biden’s nominee for UN envoy, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, says she will fight bias against Israel at the international forum if confirmed.

“I look forward to standing with Israel, standing against the unfair targeting of Israel, the relentless resolutions proposed against Israel unfairly,” she says at her Senate confirmation hearing, adding that she looks forward to working with her Israeli counterparts to bolster the Jewish state’s security and “to widen the circle of peace.”

She adds: “I look forward to working with Israel to develop a strategy with them for engaging with countries that would appreciate having Israel’s expertise to support their development efforts.”

“I’m hopeful that those countries that have recognized Israel under the Abraham Accord will also see some opportunities to be more cooperative at the UN and more supportive of Israel’s presence there,” she says of the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan.

President-elect Joe Biden listens as his nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations , Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, speaks at The Queen theater, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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