David Friedman, sworn in last week as the new U.S. ambassador to Israel, has made his first staff pick, and it’s as surprising as the ambassador himself.
Conservatives hope that ties between President Trump and Israel Ambassador David Friedman will push the White House to the right on Middle East.
WASHINGTON — David Friedman’s Israel connections, a factor that helped dampen Democratic support for President Donald Trump’s nominee as ambassador to Israel, will be a “tremendous asset” to advancing peace, the White House said on the day of his swearing in. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters on Wednesday that Trump “is glad…
Israeli prime minister, in the midst of a coalition crisis at home, chose to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference by satellite from Jerusalem, delivering a brief address stressing the strength of US-Israel relations.
Jewish groups offered varied reactions, including disappointment, tepid congratulations and enthusiasm, to the confirmation of David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel. On Thursday the U.S Senate confirmed Friedman, a longtime lawyer of President Donald Trump who outraged some Jewish groups with his broadsides against liberal Jews, in a 52-46 vote that hewed mostly to party lines. A range of liberal…
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate confirmed David Friedman, a confidante of President Donald Trump who outraged some Jewish groups with his broadsides against liberal Jews, as ambassador to Israel. The 52-46 vote on Thursday afternoon hewed mostly to party lines. Only two Democrats — Sens. Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Joe Manchin of…
Friedman will serve as ambassador with the same dedication, professionalism and care that he does in every aspect of his life.
For liberal Jewish groups, David Friedman represents more than just a hawkish candidate for America’s top diplomatic position in Israel.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 12-9 on Thursday to approve bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to Israel.
As David Friedman prepares for a first Senate test of his nomination to be ambassador to Israel, J Street accused him of reneging on a pledge to meet with the liberal pro-peace group.