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June 05, 2013: Rice and Power Picked for Top Foreign Policy Jobs

09:58 AM Jun 07, 2013

Rice and Power Picked for Top Foreign Policy Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced that Ambassador Susan Rice would be the next White House National Security Advisor and nominated Samantha Power for the position of Ambassador to the United Nations. 

“Both Susan Rice and Samantha Power have been dedicated public servants and important partners in our work,” said JCPA President Rabbi Steve Gutow. “As Ambassador to the U.N., Rice has played a crucial role in strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship and has been a steadfast ally for the Jewish state through many pressing challenges. Just a few weeks ago, leaders from the JCPA, The Jewish Federations of North America, UJA-Federation of New York, and the JCRC of New York visited Amb. Rice and gave her a mezuzah for her New York office in honor of her staunch support for Israel and as a symbol of her friendship with the American Jewish community.  We look forward to continuing our work together when she returns to Washington and assumes her new role.

“We have also worked closely with Samantha Power over the years in her roles as journalist, activist, and government official.  Power has been a critical voice on human rights issues and we are very proud of our joint work to confront atrocities, including that in Darfur and the ongoing crisis in Sudan.”

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