December 12, 2006

Jews Remember Jeane Kirkpatrick as Friend of Israel, Moral Beacon

From Jews Remember Jeane Kirkpatrick as Friend of Israel, Moral Beacon:

Jeane Kirkpatrick, who died Friday at age 80, was an ardent defender of the State of Israel in one of the world's least hospitable environments. Kirkpatrick was a vocal supporter of Israel both at the UN - where she was America's first female envoy - and in other forums. "She was a great friend of Israel, of the Jewish people," said Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Hoenlein noted that Kirkpatrick never ran for public office and her positions emerged not from calculations of political expediency, but "purely out of her deep conviction and belief."