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.