“The United States has no greater friend in the world than … Israel. We share security interests, we share core values, and we have a special relationship with Israel,” Power told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
The longtime Obama confidante and the White House official even went on to attack the UN General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Council for supporting Palestinian people and condemning Israeli violations of their rights.
“And just as I have done as President Obama's UN adviser at the White House, I will stand up for Israel and work tirelessly to defend it,” she said.
Power promised to support Israel’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council, where Tel Aviv - due to its poor relations with Middle Eastern countries - wants to be admitted as a representative of the Western Europe.