Skip to comments.Senate Committee approves Friedman, Trumpís ambassador to Israel
Posted on 03/10/2017 6:30:30 AM PST by Eleutheria5
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of recommending the nomination of President Donald Trumps choice for US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, by a tally of 12-9.
The vote was almost completely divided along party lines. The only Democrat who broke ranks to join all Republican members of the committee to vote yes, was New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez.
Chairman of the committee, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee explained his decision and that of his Republican colleagues in the committee to recommend Trumps nominee.
Mr. Friedman is an impassioned advocate for America and for strengthening the mutually beneficial bond between the United States and Israel, argued Corker, as he opened up the meeting on Thursday.
Mr. Friedman is under no illusions about the difficulty of the task at hand, and I believe he views this opportunity as a calling and will put his full energy behind service to our nation and our interests in Israel, Corker added. He understands the complexity of the issues at stake for the US and the necessity to support a democratic ally in an important and unstable part of the world.
The committee chairman also expressed a belief in Friedmans ability to be an effective ambassador for peace efforts.
I hope we can all appreciate the sincere desire of the President for a renewed attempt at a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Corker said. To represent the US and facilitate that effort, the President needs an ambassador who shares his vision and his confidence.
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Roosters vs. pussies, in both the idiomatic and literal sense of the latter.
He would be perfect for the job. NO ONE will have a CLUE as to what he's talking about.
These damned Senators - which is really no better than a professional criminal’s label - should be shamed publically...made to stand on the Capitol’s patio - preferably in pouring rain - and just take it from their constituents without having recourse to reply...at least once a week.
The collegiality of the Senate.... What utter crap!
And he’s going to recommend to the Knesset that they implement this? What?! How is his economic views even relevant to the putative ambassadorship to Israel?
Who knows? I don't even care.
My friend and I went to Israel in 2011. One thing we learned is that Israel can take care of itself. It has a totally mixed population of Jews from everywhere, Muslim Arabs and CATHOLIC Arabs who often are the "middlemen" between Jewish and other-Israelis.
The "mix" seems to work because Israelis, Jews, Muslims and Catholics, Arabs and non-Arabs alike WANT it to work. It's their home...for ALL of them. And it's HOLY for all of them. Go figure.
HOWEVER, I know that it's only my opinion.
What needs to be done is have a big big peace conference. Invite all the PA big wigs, and put them on a plane, and then have an aviation accident. Blame it on Hamas and destroy their leadership. Then just let Israel alone.