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“Susan Rice: Fighting Against ‘the Anti-Israel Crap’”

Aaron Keyak — April 7, 2009 – 12:55 pm | Barack Obama | Civil Rights | Israel Comments (1) Add a comment

JTA’s Eric Fingerhut points out a very worthwhile interview Ambassador Susan Rice had with Politico’s Ben Smith.

An excerpt from Fingerhut’s post:

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, in an interview with Politico, defended the administration’s decision to participate in the United Nations Human Rights Council by stating that it puts the U.S. in a better position to fight “against the anti-Israel crap” from other parts of the world:

“We have a record of abject failure from having stayed out. We’ve been out for the duration and it has not gotten better. It’s arguably gotten worse,” she said. “We are much better placed to be fighting for the principles we believe in — protection of human rights universally, fighting against the anti-Israel crap and for meaningful action on issues that we care about and ought to be the top of the agenda, things like Zimbabwe, Sudan [and] Burma — by leading and lending our voice from within.”

Click here to read the rest from JTA and here to read the entire Politico article.


MichaelF | April 17, 2009 – 7:13 pm

Amb. Rice does not use diplomatic language, but she does drive the point home to anyone who cares to listen.  Unfortunately, many do not listen.  There are many in the anti-Israel camp who remain convinced that Obama is on their side, contrary to what Obama himself has said.

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