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USAID nominee Samantha Power questioned over anti-Israel record as U.N. Ambassador

Power famously abstained on UNSC resolution 2334, a one-sided document that attacked Israel as a "violator of international law."

USAID nominee Samantha Power questioned over anti-Israel record

Biden names former UN ambassador Samantha Power to top foreign aid post

Former UN Ambassador tapped as the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Biden taps Samantha Power for top foreign aid post

How does Obama’s foreign policy look a year into Trump's term?

Two former senior officials in the Obama White House discuss their frustration with the Trump administration's foreign policy.

How does Obama’s foreign policy look a year into Trump's term?

UN resolution would inspect North Korean cargo

United States drafts new UN resolution that would impose stricter sanctions on the North Korean regime.

UN resolution would require inspections on North Korean cargo

Samantha Power views Israeli security threats

America's UN envoy joins Israeli UN Ambassador and US Ambassador to Israel, for countrywide tour of Israel's complex security situation.

Samantha Power gets bird's-eye view of Israeli security threats

Power: Iran complying with deal but still a threat

Speaking in Israel, Ambassador Samantha Power says Iran is still helping fuel conflict in the region and thus remains a threat.

Power: Iran complying with nuclear deal but remains a threat

Watch: Power hopes to see 'Palestine' at UN

US Ambassador says 'UN tries to delegitimize Israel,' but notes 'the problem isn't the UN, it's the players active there.'

Watch: Power hopes to see 'Palestine' at UNplayer

Rivlin to US Diplomat : No solution can be imposed

President calls for direct negotiations with Palestinian Authority, decries imposed solutions in meeting with Samantha Power.

Rivlin to US Ambassador: 'No solution can be imposed'

Power visits Yad Vashem, hears plan to fence Jews

US Ambassador to UN visits Holocaust museum with Danon, hears Herzog's plan to build fence between Jews and Arabs dividing Israel.

Power visits Yad Vashem, hears Herzog's plan to fence in Jewsplayer

Power: Anger shouldn't lead to violence

American Ambassador reiterates her country's objection to Israeli "settlements" but denounces violence.

Power: Anger over 'settlements' shouldn't lead to violence

UN begins looking for Ban Ki-Moon's replacement

Security Council and General Assembly heads send letter asking for candidates, as current secretary-general's term winds to a close.

UN begins looking for Ban Ki-Moon's replacement

Ambassador criticizes Israeli 'settlement growth'

Ambassador Samantha Power speaks at Haaretz Conference, says Israeli "settlements" raise questions about its objectives.

American UN ambassador criticizes Israeli 'settlement growth'

United States investigating reported Iran test

Ambassador Samantha Power says the United States is reviewing reports that Iran launched a ballistic missile last month.

United States investigating report of Iran missile test

United States to Seek Action Over Iran Test

Ambassador Samantha Power says Iran's recent ballistic missile test was a clear violation of UN sanctions.

Power: United States to Seek Action Over Iran's Missile Test

Power: US will be Isolated if it Rejects Iran Deal

UN envoy warns Congress against projecting an image of a 'divided America', claims 'no' vote would isolate the US from world stage.

Samantha Power: US will be Isolated if it Rejects Iran Deal

US Accuses Syria of Barrel Bomb Escalation

US envoy to UN calls for global action after regime drops over 2,000 lethal crude bombs on civilian areas since July.

US Accuses Syria of Barrel Bomb Escalation

UN Security Council Endorses Iran Deal

Highly-anticipated vote over implementing the Iranian nuclear deal passes 15-0; Iran accuses Israel, US of spreading 'Iranophobia.'

UN Security Council Endorses Iran Deal

'We Push Back Against Delegitimization'

Ambassador Samantha Power downplays concerns over Obama's comments on 're-evaluating' policy towards Israel at the UN.

US Will 'Push Back Against Efforts to Delegitimize Israel'

Assad Has 'Paid no Price for Chemical War Crimes'

UN Security Council hears evidence from doctors of chemical attacks; 'attacks come from helicopters - which only Assad has.'

Assad Has 'Paid no Price for Chemical War Crimes'

Power Talks Tough on Syria, but Offers No Action

US UN Ambassador Power denounces Assad's 'brutality', but new evidence shows the US ignored advice to stop Assad from arming.

Power Talks Tough about Syria, but US Offers No Actionsplayer

Power: US Support of Israel Transcends Politics

US Ambassador to UN talks about Holocaust, 'ugly' attacks on modern Israel, and the ties between the Jewish state and United States.

Power Tells AIPAC 'US Support of Israel Transcends Politics'player

Obama Sending 'Anti-Israel' Power, Rice to AIPAC

Presidential decision is being described by some as a slap in the face to Netanyahu, who will also address the conference.

Obama Sending 'Anti-Israel' Power, Rice to AIPAC

Power: PA's Resolution was Not Constructive

American envoy to the UN says PA's resolution doesn't offer constructive steps to solve the conflict. Jordan: We'll keep pushing.

Ambassador Power: PA's Resolution was Not Constructive

Report: PA Agrees to Delay UN 'Palestine' Vote

PA officials said that they would hold off on a plan to demand that the UN Security Council recognize 'Palestine'

Report: PA Agrees to Delay UN Security Council 'Palestine' Vote

UN Security Council Scrambles on Ebola Crisis

Over 2,400 killed by lethal virus, as UN seeks international response; US ambassador says response so far insufficient.

UN Security Council Holds Emergency Meeting on Ebola Crisis

U.S. Concerned Terrorists Will Seize Chemicals

Washington concerned that the most dangerous terrorist groups could get a hold of chemical weapons if Syria is hiding any stockpiles.

U.S. Concerned Terrorists Will Seize Syrian Chemical Weapons

US Wants Israel to Reverse Land Decision

Ambassador Power says US is 'deeply concerned by the reports of expanded settlement activity over the last few days.'

US Wants Israel to Reverse Land Decisionplayer

Washington Wants UN Action on Foreign Fighters

Amb. Power: U.S. hoping for approval of a UN resolution calling for action against foreigners traveling to fight for terrorists groups.

Washington Wants UN Action on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Resurrecting the "Cycle of Violence" Canard, Again

Resurrecting the "Cycle of Violence" Canard, Again

Uproar over US Official's Tweets on Daniel Pearl

US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power says Daniel Pearl Foundation shows 'accountability,' causes outrage.

Uproar: US Ambassador Tweets Cryptic Remarks about Daniel Pearl

Israel Joins Powerful UN Human Rights Groups

Israel participates, for the first time, in JUSCANZ, a UN grouping which advises the UN Human Rights Council.

Israel Joins Powerful UN Human Rights Groups

Power Promises to Fight to Get Israel on UNSC

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations promises she will “not give up” on getting Israel a seat on the UN Security Council.

Power Promises to Fight to Get Israel on Security Council

Obama Urges the World to Confront Anti-Semitism

Choices mean "choosing to confront bigotry and hatred in all of its forms," says Obama on International Holocaust Day.

Obama Urges the World to Confront Anti-Semitism

U.S. Criticizes UNESCO for Postponing Exhibition

"UNESCO's decision is wrong," says Ambassador Power after UN body cancels Jewish exhibition because of Arab pressure.

U.S. Criticizes UNESCO for Postponing Jewish Exhibition

Samantha Power Welcomes Israel to UNHRC

"For far too long Israel has been unfairly excluded" at the UN, says American ambassador.

Samantha Power Welcomes Israel to UNHRC

UN Amb.: Iran Being Offered $6 Billion in Relief

Samantha Power revealed Thursday that Iran is being offered sanctions relief of around $6 billion as part of interim deal.

UN Ambassador: Iran Being Offered $6 Billion in Relief

Power Blasts Re-election of Swiss Critic of Israel

U.S. ambassador to the UN trying to block the re-election of a Swiss diplomat who praised dictators while criticizing Israel.

Samantha Power Blasts Re-election of Swiss Critic of Israel

Senate Confirms Power as UN Ambassador

More than 70 senators vote in favor of Samantha Power, who said in 2002 she would allocate aid to "Palestine" instead of Israel.

Senate Confirms Power as UN Ambassador

Senate Panel Approves Power's Nomination

Samantha Power, Obama's pick to serve as UN envoy, approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Senate Panel Approves Power's Nomination for UN Envoy

Obama's UN Envoy Will Seek Seat for Israel

Samantha Power pledges to lobby hard to get a seat for Israel on the UN Security Council.

Obama's UN Envoy Will Seek Security Council Seat for Israel