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US ambassador to the UN to make first visit to Israel next week

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield during a news conference at United Nations headquarters, on March 1, 2021. (Mary Altaffer/AP)
US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield during a news conference at United Nations headquarters, on March 1, 2021. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield will visit Israel next week alongside her Israeli counterpart, Gilad Erdan.

It will be the first visit to Israel for Thomas-Greenfield, who is expected to meet with President Isaac Herzog, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, Defense Minister Benny Gantz and other officials, reports Ynet.

Thomas-Greenfield met with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in New York in late September, when he addressed the UN General Assembly.

She has consistently defended Israel at the UN since she took office earlier this year, and criticized the UN Security Council for its disproportionate focus on Israel.

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