David Friedman Welcomed as new US Ambassador to Israel
The United States Senate confirmed on Thursday President Donald Trump’s nominee for US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, a close friend of Israel.
Republican support for Friedman was expected even though the confirmation hearing last month was filled with protesters because of Friedman's position opposing a Palestinian state and giving support for Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Many have thought Friedman takes extreme positions that will keep Israel and the Palestinians from the peace that has been negotiated for decades.
Netanyahu tweeted, “New US ambassador to Israel David Friedman will be warmly welcomed as President Trump’s representative and as a close friend of Israel.”