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Ambassador to Israel Nominee David Friedman Wins Senate Committee Backing

HeadlineMar 10, 2017
Davidfriedman

On Capitol Hill, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 12 to 9 Thursday to advance the nomination of David Friedman for U.S. ambassador to Israel. Friedman has no diplomatic experience and worked as a bankruptcy lawyer for Donald Trump over the last 15 years. He’s a longtime supporter of illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank who has called President Barack Obama an anti-Semite. Friedman has also compared liberal American Jews to Nazi collaborators. New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez joined every committee Republican in support of Friedman, sending his confirmation to a vote by the full Senate.

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