U.S. Ambassador to israel: Who Is David Friedman?

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U.S. Ambassador to Israel: Who Is David Friedman?

 

Thursday, February 09, 2017
David Friedman

President Donald Trump’s bankruptcy lawyer—whose work has likely saved Trump millions of dollars over the years—is set to become the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel, where he is expected to implement with enthusiasm Trump’s radically pro-Israel, anti-Palestine agenda, including moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the divided and disputed city of Jerusalem, which both Israel and Palestine claim as their capital.

David Melech Friedman was born circa 1959, one of four children to Morris S. and Addi Friedman. His father, who was rabbi at Temple Hillel, a Conservative synagogue in North Woodmere, Long Island, served as the head of the New York Board of Rabbis. His mother was a high school English teacher. David Friedman, too, considered becoming a rabbi, but his father told him, “You’re out of your mind, go…

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