Ambassador David Friedman: 'We left the Middle East in good shape'

 

February 5, 2021

Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman light Hanukkah candles at the Western Wall on December 22, 2019.

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - One winter morning in 2017, a young man arrived at the Kesher Israel synagogue in the heart of Washington. He prayed fervently, as if his heart was filled with a special request. His tallit bag bore the name "Friedman," and it was the only time he had come to the famous synagogue. That same day, his father, David M. Friedman, was undergoing Senate confirmation for his appointment as U.S. ambassador to Israel.

In the best tradition of Jewish divisiveness, powerful forces were aligned against Friedman Sr., led by the J Street lobby. But a few weeks later, in a ceremon...



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