(February 27, 2019 / JNS) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon expressed enthusiasm for U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee to represent the United States at the United Nations, Kelly Knight Craft, who currently serves as U.S. ambassador to Canada.
“With her previous experience as part of the U.S. delegation to the 61st General Assembly, Craft is no stranger to the United Nations,” Danon told Jewish Insider.
Craft, who is from Kentucky and married to coal-mining executive Joe Craft, served as an alternate delegate to the United Nations under U.S. President George W. Bush.
“I have no doubt she will continue the strong positions Ambassador Nikki Haley took and look forward to working with her to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship,” he added.
Craft, who has close ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), was nominated last week after Trump’s initial pick to represent America at the world body, U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, withdrew from consideration after it was discovered that she previously employed an immigrant nanny who was legally in the United States, though unauthorized to work, reported Bloomberg.