OU Commends Ambassador John R. Bolton For His Service

Posted on December 4, 2006 In Press Releases

OU Commends Ambassador John R. Bolton For His Service

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization representing nearly 1,000 congregations nationwide, expressed its appreciation to Ambassador John R Bolton for his fine service representing the United States to the United Nations. Ambassador Bolton recently announced that he will be leaving his post when his recess appointment expires at the end of the 109th Congress.

UOJCA Director of Public Policy Nathan Diament stated:

“In the time he has spent representing the United States at the United Nations Ambassador Bolton has distinguished himself as an effective diplomat and as an intelligent and dynamic advocate for American interests in the international arena. Ambassador Bolton’s direct, principled and forthright manner in representing the Bush Administration’s policies and views proved very effective, enabling him to assemble US-led coalitions to address dynamic and, often dangerous circumstances.

During the recent Middle East crisis, for example, Ambassador Bolton helped sway international opinion towards a clearer understanding of the realities at play, and helped set the tone for continued US involvement in trying to bring an affirmative end to the crisis by effectively communicating America’s view that Israel is legitimately defending herself against unprovoked terrorist attacks and offensive military operations by Hezbollah in the north, and Hamas in the South. Ambassador Bolton also helped bring some semblance of unity and clarity to issues like Iran’s uranium enrichment program, North Korea’s push for nuclear weapons components, and led the way for Security Council’s adoption of sanctions against individuals contributing to the genocide in Darfur.”