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US envoy to the UN ‘deeply moved’ by visit to Yad Vashem

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

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield pays a visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, on November 15, 2021. (David Azagury/ US embassy, Jerusalem)
US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield pays a visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, on November 15, 2021. (David Azagury/ US embassy, Jerusalem)

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield visits the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem, during the busy first day of her trip to Israel.

“I was deeply moved by my first visit to Yad Vashem. Thank you to all those involved in creating this institution devoted to Holocaust remembrance and education and to combating Holocaust denial and distortion,” she tweets after the trip.

Thomas-Greenfield also met with President Isaac Herzog, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, and Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli at the Knesset.

“Encouraged to hear about the tangible progress of the Abraham Accords during my meeting with Yair Lapid. The United States will continue to encourage countries in the region to normalize relations and expand cooperation with Israel, including at the UN,” she posted after her meeting with the foreign minister.

Following her meeting with Michaeli, Thomas-Greenfield tweeted: “Like @POTUS, [Michaeli] knows infrastructure is a national security issue. And I applaud her work to advance gender equality in all areas of society.”

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