Tom Nides is resigning


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Tom Nides speaks at the Concordia Summit in New York City, Oct. 2, 2015.

(JTA) - Tom Nides, the gregarious U.S. ambassador to Israel, is resigning this summer, at a time of unresolved tensions in the U.S.-Israel relationship he strove to uphold.

An administration official confirmed to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that Nides would be gone by this summer. The report first appeared in Axios on Tuesday morning. Axios quoted Secretary of State Antony Blinken as saying that Nides wanted to spend more time with his family.

"Tom has worked with characteristic energy and skill to further strengthen the special bond between the United States and Israel, and to advance U.S....

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