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  • U.S. envoy to U.N. slams Human Rights Council’s Gaza panel

    By Julie Bien

    August 18, 2014 | 2:45 pm

    Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, criticized the world body’s panel created to investigate the recent conflict in Gaza.

    At a private meeting on Friday with American Jewish communal leaders, Power said the U.N.’s Human Rights Council “has shown itself...

  • Moving and Shaking: 12th annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture, Rabbi David Baron honored

    By Ryan Torok

    February 26, 2014 | 6:43 pm

    The 12th annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture, honoring the life and legacy of the Wall Street Journal reporter murdered by Islamic extremists in Pakistan in 2002, was held on Feb. 23 at UCLA. Samantha Power, United States ambassador to the United Nations, delivered the lecture and...

  • Ambassador Samantha Power condemns BDS

    By Rob Eshman

    February 25, 2014 | 9:47 am

    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement against Israel hurts the chances of a just and lasting peace in the region, Ambassador Samantha Power, the permanent U.S. representative to the United Nations, declared Sunday evening, Feb. 23, at UCLA.

    Delivering the 12th annual...

  • UN Ambassador addresses BDS, hails Pearl Foundation

    By Tom Tugend

    February 24, 2014 | 5:44 pm

    The United States firmly opposes any boycotts of Israeli institutions and products “as disruptive of the peace process,” Ambassador Samantha Power, the permanent U.S. representative to the United Nations, declared Sunday evening, Feb. 23, at UCLA.

    Power also spoke out against the...

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  • U.S. Senate confirms Samantha Power as new U.N. ambassador

    August 1, 2013 | 2:43 pm

    Human rights advocate Samantha Power easily won U.S. Senate confirmation as President Barack Obama's next ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday.

    The Senate voted 87-10 in favor of Power, a former White House national security staffer and former journalist who won a...

  • July 18, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 18, 2013 | 3:33 am

    The US

    Headline: Obama’s UN Envoy Nominee Power Pledges to Defend Israel

    To Read: Rosa Brooks writes about how American paranoia about anything government makes people overly suspicious about some pretty good journalism the State has been producing-

     Okay, I guess I get...

  • July 17, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 17, 2013 | 3:28 am

    The US

    Headline:  Samantha Power’s Senate hearing has amicable prelude

    To Read: Three Iran experts- Luers, Pickering, and Walsh- point out the limits of coercion in America's dealings with Teheran-

    If the United States is to reach an agreement with Iran about its nuclear...

  • This week in power: Samantha Power, Wieseltier, WWII diary, Princesses

    By Danny Groner

    June 13, 2013 | 3:53 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Jews and Power
    "Samantha Power brings to foreign policy an activist impulse that many in the pro-Israel community wish was more prevalent among American diplomats Except Power, a...

  • Oren praises Power as caring deeply about Israel

    June 10, 2013 | 10:27 am

    Samantha Power, President Obama’s nominee for United Nations envoy, cares deeply about Israel’s security needs, the Israeli ambassador to Washington said.

    “Samantha Power and I have worked closely over the last four years on issues vital to Israel’s security,” Michael Oren...

  • Why I’m Going to Suspend my Worries about Samantha Power

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 6, 2013 | 5:20 am

    Can a big-mouthed person be the US ambassador to the UN? Can someone with a track record of controversial quotes be forgiven for not always being at the top of her game?

    It occurred to me that amid all the talk about Samantha Power’s nomination to succeed Susan Rice as the next...

  • June 6, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 6, 2013 | 3:26 am

    The US

    Headline: Obama’s Choices Reflect Change in Foreign Tone

    To Read: Here is (Ambassador?) Samantha Power's classic article about US and UN inaction during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, an article which features a disturbing cameo performance by her colleague and new NSA Susan...

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