ADL Welcomes Samantha Power Confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

New York, NY, August 1, 2013 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed the confirmation by the Senate of Samantha Power and expressed confidence in her role as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:

We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Samantha Power on her well-deserved confirmation as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.  Advancing America’s interests and values in the United Nations will be enhanced by her clear voice and moral courage.

President Obama has wisely chosen an emissary who deeply understands the U.N. system and its human rights mechanisms and is committed to fight the injustice of their abuse to target Israel’s legitimacy.  We commend President Obama and the Senate and we look forward to working with Ambassador Power in her new post.

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.