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Former U.S. ambassadors to Israel are protesting against the candidacy of Friedman: «He is radical»

Five former American ambassadors to Israel signed a letter addressed to the Senate Committee on foreign Affairs, which claim that David Friedman, which trump recommends to this position, «not qualified».

About it writes on Thursday, February 16, the Jewish news Agency JTA.

The authors of the message claim that Friedman, the lawyer for trump and expert on bankruptcy, is allegedly «radical position» and ridicules the idea of two States as illusory and irrelevant to reality. They urge the Senate Committee, which today held a hearing on the appointment of Friedman, «make sure that the candidate has the necessary for the position qualities.»

Thomas Pickering, William Harrop. Edward Walker, Daniel kurtzer, and James Cunningham contend that «deeply concerned about the fate of Israel is an American ally, a bulwark of democracy in the middle East and the national home of the Jewish people». This letter was published on Thursday, the Israeli newspaper «gaarets».

«The American Ambassador should be loyal to his country and its interests in the region: strengthening security of the US and Israel and promote peace initiatives in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. If Israel considers itself a democratic state, the alternative idea of «two States for two peoples,» no», – said in the letter, which the authors note that Friedman rejects this idea, and supports and funds the settler movement.

Recall that David Friedman had brought upon himself a storm of criticism, opposing the so-called «liberal Jews» – supporters of the movement J Street, whom he called «Capo». As you know, it was a concentration camp prisoners who were forced to work for the Nazis. He, however, apologized for such a sharp definition.

We will remind that on December 15 trump announced his intention to appoint David Friedman to the post of U.S. Ambassador to Israel.»Good communication Friedman in Israel will become the Foundation of his diplomatic mission and will be extremely useful for our country, strengthening relations with its allies and seeking to achieve peace in the middle East,» the statement said trump.

Note that the 57-year-old lawyer David Friedman, specializing in bankruptcy, long time worked in the Trump Organization.
Friedman’s article was published on the website of Arutz Sheva and the Jerusalem Post newspaper. In these publications, he has supported the construction of Jewish settlements and the annexation of Judea and Samaria, as well as promoted the idea of moving the American Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Former U.S. ambassadors to Israel are protesting against the candidacy of Friedman: «He is radical» 16.02.2017

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