Friedman Confirmed as Ambassador to Israel

Mar 24, 2017

The Senate, in a 52-46 vote, confirmed David Friedman as the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel. 

The son of an Orthodox rabbi, Friedman will be the next of President Trump’s selected foreign representatives to take his post, after Gov. Halley who is the Ambassador to the United Nations. Friedman has been a fervent supporter of Israeli settlements, an opponent of the so-called two state solution and a staunch defender of Israel's government.

                                              Mat Staver and David Freidman in Washington, D.C.

“David Friedman loves Israel and loves America,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, President of Christians in Defense of Israel, and Founder and President of Covenant Journey. “Now is a critical time to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Israel, and Friedman is the right person for this task. It is horrendous that Jews can no longer live in Gaza, and Christians are a dwindling minority in Bethlehem. Israel must be recognized as a democratic state, and Jerusalem must be given the rightful title as the eternal and undivided capital of Israel,” said Staver.