Menendez, a leading pro-Israel Democrat, returned to leading the Senate Foreign Relations Committee after his corruption case ended in a mistrial.
The political future of one of Israel’s staunchest supporters is on the line, as is the political power balance in the U.S. Senate.
For liberal Jewish groups, David Friedman represents more than just a hawkish candidate for America’s top diplomatic position in Israel.
The announcement by Menendez, the senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, came Tuesday during a speech at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.
The Capitol Hill debate over new sanctions on Iran is getting pretty nasty — and Jewish heavyweights are split down the middle.