Kelly Craft promises: Israel will have no better friend at UN

Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon welcomed the new U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft.

By World Israel News Staff

Kelly Craft, the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, wasted no time showing her support for Israel at last week’s U.N. Security Council debate.

“The United States has always supported Israel in the past. The United States supports Israel today. The United States will always support Israel moving forward. Israel will have no better friend than Kelly Craft,” she said.

Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon congratulated Craft on her new position and said, “We welcome your presence here and look forward to your voice being heard on behalf of the American people.”

“The United States will have no better friend than the State of Israel. Ambassador Craft made it clear today that the U.S. remains strongly committed to Israel and our security. With her help, together we can continue to change the culture at the United Nations,” he added.

After his welcoming remarks to Craft, Danon addressed the danger that Iran poses to the world.

“Iran poses the greatest danger to regional stability and security. Iran must be stopped. Not with smiles and handshakes, but with economic, political, diplomatic and any other pressure as necessary. I call on the member of this esteemed Council to act against the Iranian violations and exert more pressure on Iran,” he said.

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Craft who once served as U.S. ambassador to Canada was appointed by President Trump to represent the United States at the United Nations after her predecessor Nikki Haley resigned at the end of 2018.

During her confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Craft was vocal about fighting the anti-Israel bias that looms large over the U.N.

“Without U.S. leadership, our partners and allies would be vulnerable to bad actors at the U.N. This is particularly true in the case of Israel, which is the subject of unrelenting bias and hostility in U.N. venues,” Craft told the committee.

“The United States will never accept such bias, and if confirmed I commit to seizing every opportunity to shine a light on this conduct, call it what it is, and demand that these outrageous practices finally come to an end,” she added.

Last month, the U.S. Senate approved Craft by a vote of 56 to 34 to represent the nation’s interests at the world body.