Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Deborah Lipstadt, U.S. special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, met with a number of Jewish leaders at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York City on Aug. 28.
Thomas-Greenfield previewed U.S. priorities for the upcoming U.N. General Assembly session, and both diplomats addressed U.S. “efforts to counter antisemitism and anti-Israel bias at the U.N.,” per a readout from Nate Evans, spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nations.
Lipstadt praised António Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, “for taking the important step of drafting a UN Action Plan to Combat Antisemitism,” according to the readout. Thomas-Greenfield “also reinforced the Biden administration’s unshakeable support for Israel and a negotiated two-state solution.”
Several people posted on social media that they were part of the event, including American Jewish Committee CEO Ted Deutch, Chabad-Lubavitch spokesman Yaacov Behrman and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul staffer Eva Wyner.
Thomas-Greenfield also met on Monday with Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, as did Guterres. In a readout of Thomas-Greenfield’s meeting with Gallant, Evans stated that the diplomats “discussed the need to de-escalate tensions and improve the security situation in the West Bank.”