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  • Susan Rice decries ‘personal attacks’ on Kerry

    February 4, 2014 | 8:51 am

    National Security Advisor Susan Rice decried “personal attacks” on Secretary of State John Kerry as “unacceptable.”

    It was the latest salvo in increasingly testy exchanges between the Netanyahu and Obama governments.

    “Personal attacks in Israel directed at Sec Kerry totally...

  • Rice: Settlement plans caused ‘tensions’

    November 15, 2013 | 10:47 am

    U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Israeli settlement expansion announcements helped spur recent tensions between Israel and the Palestinians.

    In a speech Thursday to a Washington think tank, the Middle East Institute, Rice said the United States remained committed to...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • In new White House role, Israel will still keep Susan Rice busy

    June 5, 2013 | 10:05 am

    Susan Rice has said that a “huge” portion of her work at the United Nations was defending Israel’s legitimacy. Her new job will likely be no less Israel-centric.

    President Obama plans Wednesday to name Rice his national security adviser and replace her at the U.N. with Samantha...

  • Rice: Attacks on Israel at UN undercut peace

    May 10, 2013 | 9:24 am

    The barrage of attacks on Israel at the United Nations undercuts the quest for peace, said Susan Rice, the U.S. envoy to the body.

    "At its best, the U.N. does extraordinary things such as: keep the peace, help save untold civilians from Qaddafi in Libya, midwife the new nation of...

  • Obama video message opens BBYO conference

    February 15, 2013 | 5:08 am

    President Obama launched this year's BBYO international convention with a video greeting.

    "This gathering gives you a chance to affirm your faith and recommit yourselves to the enduring values this organization represents," Obama said in the video screened Thursday night at the...

  • Rice: U.S. does not recognize use of ‘Palestine’

    January 23, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    Participation in United Nations forums that refer to a "State of Palestine" does not constitute U.S. recognition of Palestinian statehood, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said.

    "Any reference to the 'State of Palestine' in the United Nations, including the use of the term 'State of...

  • Obama to nominate Kerry for sec. of state

    December 21, 2012 | 9:45 am

    President Obama is set to nominate Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) as secretary of state.

    A White House official said Obama would make the announcement Friday afternoon.

    Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, chairs the Senate Foreign Relations committee and would likely be...

  • Rice pulls name from State Dept. bid

    December 13, 2012 | 4:39 pm

    Susan Rice, the front-runner to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as U.S. secretary of state, dropped her bid for the post.

    Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was caught up in a controversy over her explanation of the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi,...

  • Susan Rice wins Jewish plaudits

    December 5, 2012 | 4:51 pm

    The very quality that helped get Susan Rice in hot water with some in Washington is what pro-Israel groups have come to appreciate — she is a vigorous and reliable defender of the Obama administration’s foreign policies.

    Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who is...

  • Violence in Eastern Congo is our problem

    December 5, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    We’re staring down the barrel of another full-scale war in Congo. The M23 rebellion, launched in March 2012, last week stormed and seized Goma, a crucial town in eastern Congo. The M23 rebels already had been responsible for the displacement of more than half a million civilians —...

  • Lieberman: No problem with Rice

    November 29, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Departing U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman said he would not object to the nomination of Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, as secretary of state.

    Tuesday's apparent endorsement by Lieberman (I-Conn.) of Rice is largely symbolic, as he is retiring as senator and likely...

  • Gordis vs. Brous is not about ‘values’, and other notes

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 29, 2012 | 8:52 am

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    If Israel is indeed somewhat nervous about a Secretary of State Susan Rice – as you can see here – it would be far more nervous about a Secretary of State or Defense Chuck Hagel. Josh Rogin reports that "Hagel is being vetted for a possible top national security post" and that...

  • A call from the shelter, and other stories

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 18, 2012 | 10:52 am

    A. Worried father in Santa Monica

    Here’s a link to my IHT-NYT article from Friday:

    My five-year-old daughter Yael just called from Tel Aviv to say that she’s doing fine. She’s a bit scared, but that’s only because I’m not there to watch her — if I were home, she would not be...

  • U.S. wins re-election to U.N. Human Rights Council

    November 12, 2012 | 11:40 am

    The United States succeeded on Monday in its bid for re-election to the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council, a Geneva-based watchdog that has been criticized by Washington and Israel for singling out the Jewish state for criticism.

    The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly also...

  • Rice at U.N. echoes Obama on Palestinians’ unilateral statehood bid

    October 16, 2012 | 1:55 pm

    Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, reiterated President Obama's comments to the world body on unilateral Palestinian efforts toward statehood jeopardizing the peace process.

    "Unilateral actions, including initiatives to grant Palestinians non-member state...

  • Factor favorite for Secretary of State: Joe Biden

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 16, 2012 | 9:18 am

    It is really very early in the 2012 game: We don’t yet know who’s going to be the Republican nominee, we don’t know who’s more likely to win between President Obama and the GOP nominee, so talking about the next administration is premature - but still hard to resist. That is,...

  • The Israel Factor 02.2012, Full Statistics

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 16, 2012 | 8:58 am

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be leaving office next year – please grade the following candidates to replace her in an Obama administration (all were mentioned in journalistic reports as possible candidates) with a 1-5 mark, 1 being not so good for Israel, and 5 being...

  • Rice: ‘No shortcut’ to Mideast peace

    January 26, 2012 | 10:42 am

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, told a Jewish group that there is “no shortcut” to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Achieving a Palestinian state “can only come through direct negotiations and a negotiated two-state solution,”  Rice...

  • Rice tells Jewish leaders: U.N. engagement ‘vital’

    December 15, 2011 | 1:01 pm

    The United States must remain engaged with the United Nations, its envoy to the international body told the Jewish community’s foreign policy umbrella.

    “I hope we never let our justified frustration over the treatment of Israel blind us to the ways in which the U.N. is vital to our...

  • U.S. halts UNESCO funding over Palestinian vote

    October 31, 2011 | 1:02 pm

    The United States said on Monday it had stopped funding UNESCO, the U.N. cultural agency, following its vote to grant the Palestinians full membership.

    U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters the United States had no choice but to halt funding because of...

  • Rice: U.S. not involved in negotiations over Palestinian text at U.N.

    September 15, 2011 | 4:52 pm

    Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said America is not involved in trying to tone down a draft U.N. resolution on Palestinian statehood.

    “We’re not negotiating any text, we’re not engaged in efforts to water down a text,” Rice said Thursday in a briefing...

  • Susan Rice: Shalit captivity violates decency

    September 8, 2011 | 10:13 am

    Gilad Shalit’s continued detention is a violation of “basic decency,” Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said after meeting with his father.

    “I was honored to meet with Noam Shalit today, 1,900 days after his son, Gilad, was taken captive,” Rice said Wednesday in...

  • Susan Rice: Syria ‘better off’ without Assad

    August 10, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    Susan Rice, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, offered the strongest sign yet that the Obama administration is seeking the removal of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    “Syria would be better off without Assad,” Rice said in a Twitter post Wednesday. “He’s lost his legitimacy.”

    The...

  • Rice calls for removal of U.N.’s Palestine rapporteur

    January 26, 2011 | 2:47 pm

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations called for the removal of its special rapporteur on the Palestinians.

    Susan Rice issued the call after the rapporteur, Richard Falk, wrote on his personal blog that an independent investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks is in order.

    “What...