Power: US-Israel Partnership Should Never Be Politicized

Monday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)  conference, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power said the United States and Israel partnership “should never be politicized, and can not and will not be tarnished or broken.” Power said,

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Power to AIPAC: U.S.-Israel Ties ‘Should Never Be Politicized’

UN Ambassador Samantha Power told the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Monday that the spat over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday would not affect relations between the two countries. The relationship, she says, “transcends politics, and always will.” She said that the partnership between the U.S. and Israel “should never be politicized,” even if there were debates about the best policy to deal with common threats.

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Insult and Injury: Obama Sends Susan Rice, Samantha Power to AIPAC

President Barack Obama is sending National Security Advisor Susan Rice and UN Ambassador Samantha Power–widely seen as among the most anti-Israel members of his administration–to address a prominent pro-Israel gathering next week. The move is described by the Associated Press as an effort to mend fences after the administration had withheld speakers from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference. In reality, it is a further slap in the face.

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Kerry, Power Take Credit for Palestinian Loss at UN

Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Ambassador Samantha Power are being credited for their efforts in lobbying members of the UN Security Council to vote against a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood. Yet if they had been on top of their game, the vote never would have been held.

Kerry, Netanyahu expected to discuss proposed U.N. Securtiy Council resolution on Mideast peace timeline

US Diplomats Barred from Ice Bucket Challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don’t look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun. Lawyers at the State Department have banned American

US Diplomats Barred from Ice Bucket Challenge