David Friedman: “As Ambassador I will represent this administration’s policies not my own; and I will welcome all Americans, of every political view, when they visit Israel”

Proposed US Amb to Israel Grilled by Senate Foreign Relations Comm
by Lori Lowenthal Marcus
February 17th, 2017

A US senate confirmation hearing on Thursday for the nominee for ambassador to Israel was unusual both in terms of length and scope, but given the numbers, the nomination appears poised to advance to the full Senate. David M. Friedman, President Donald J. Trump’s longtime friend and a Jewish bankruptcy lawyer hailing from Long Island, was on the hot seat before the US Senate Foreign Relations committee…Senators repeatedly reprimanded Friedman for his use of “intemperate language” in articles written while he was a private citizen…[Senator Marco] Rubio criticized those feigning horror over Friedman’s description of J Street membership as “worse than kapos” when, Rubio explained, J Street had at one of its conferences Saeb Erekat, “a person who has justified the murder of Jews as self-defense!” READ MORE

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