Israel gets Biden pick for US ambassador

Senate confirms Thomas Nides as US ambassador to Israel
by Caroline Vakil
November 4, 2021

The Senate confirmed Thomas Nides to be the U.S. ambassador to Israel in a voice vote on Wednesday. Nides, who was among a list of ambassador nominations that the White House announced in June, had been a former deputy secretary of State under the Obama administration, receiving the department’s Distinguished Service Award. He is currently a managing director and vice chairman at Morgan Stanley. “Amb Nides, I wish you much success in your role & a fruitful tenure at the US Embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem. I’m sure that you will further strengthen the special bond between Israel & the US,” Gilad Erdan, Israel’s ambassador to the United States and the United Nations, said in a tweet on Wednesday. READ MORE

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