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US envoy to UN says she’s ‘proud’ to combat anti-Israel bias

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

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

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield tells UN envoys at a luncheon that she is “proud” to be combating alleged anti-Israel bias at the world body.

“I have been proud to stand up for Israel, as many of us here today, in the face of one-sided actions [against Israel],” she says.

She notes the presence of envoys from Morocco, Bahrain and Bhutan, whose countries recently normalized relations with Israel, and expresses hope that those moves and others will “bring progress toward a negotiated agreement between Israelis and Palestinians.”

“I have no doubt that the legacy you leave will reverberate in Israel for generations to come,” Thomas-Greenfield says to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.

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