ADL Welcomes President Obama’s Appointment of Susan Rice

New York, NY, June 5, 2013 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed President Obama’s appointment of Ambassador Susan Rice to serve as National Security Advisor, calling Ambassador Rice “a champion of America’s values and interests and a determined fighter for fair treatment of the Jewish state.”

Barry Curtiss-Lusher, ADL National Chair, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:

Ambassador Rice has been a staunch and eloquent promoter of American interests and American values at the United Nations. Under the ambassador's leadership, the U.S. advanced the strongest U.N. sanctions ever brought to bear against Iran.  Her wisdom, diplomatic skills and experience dealing with the myriad challenges facing the world today will serve the President and our country well in her new position as National Security Advisor.

Ambassador Rice was on the front line defending Israel's legitimacy and its right to security in a body most known for its bias against the Jewish state.

The U.N. is the leading international forum for hostile anti-Israel resolutions. That is precisely what has made it the locus for America's diligent defense of Israel's rights. Ambassador Rice has vigorously and skillfully led America’s diligent efforts from rejecting the biased Goldstone Report, to fighting unilateral Palestinian efforts to bypass negotiations with Israel.

Ambassador Rice has earned respect as a fighter for Israel's fair treatment in a hostile forum where an automatic majority reflexively expresses its bias against Israel. 

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

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