Biden’s UN envoy nominee: BDS activity ‘unacceptable, verges on anti-Semitic’

At Senate hearing, Linda Thomas-Greenfield pledges to combat ‘unfair targeting of Israel,’ encourage states that have normalized with Israel to back Jerusalem at world forums too

United States Ambassador to the United Nations nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield testifies during for her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill on Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

NEW YORK — US President Joe Biden’s nominee for UN envoy, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, pledged Wednesday to fight bias against Israel at the international forum if confirmed.

“I look forward to standing with Israel, standing against the unfair targeting of Israel, the relentless resolutions proposed against Israel unfairly,” Thomas-Greenfield said at her Senate confirmation hearing, adding that she was also planning to work with her Israeli counterparts to bolster the Jewish state’s security and “to widen the circle of peace.”

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