U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman has a bone to pick with the country’s liberal daily Haaretz.
Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal, a father of four, was stabbed multiple times at a bus stop near the West Bank settlement of Ariel.
Ambassadors usually represent U.S. policy, not shape it. But David Friedman is using his close ties with Trump to influence White House strategy.
“Hamas praises the killers and PA laws will provide them financial rewards. Look no further to why there is no peace.”
”This is a misleading, twisted report,” a State Department official said, but did not say what about the report was misleading.
David Friedman, who once worked as President Trump’s bankruptcy lawyer, tried to get diplomats to use “neutral” alternatives instead of “occupation.”
Israel Ambassador David Friedman’s comments on the West Bank and Israeli settlements do not indicate a change in U.
The U.S. ambassador to Israel seemed to legitimize Jewish settlements in the West Bank and to minimize the extent of the Israeli occupation.
“These incidents don’t reflect who he is, what the U.S. administration is,” Ambassador David Friedman — Trump’s longtime friend — told Israeli TV.
— The State Department characterized the inclusion of the U.S. ambassador to Israel in meetings with Palestinian officials as an “upgradi…