US Senate confirms Trump nominee David Friedman to be US ambassador to Israel
The US Senate has confirmed on Thursday President Donald Trump’s nominee David Friedman to be the next US ambassador to Israel. Senators approved the nomination of Friedman in a 52- 46 vote, Sputnik reports.
Senate Democrats had expressed concern about Friedman's support for illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank and his stated opposition to a two-state solution. The former attorney was one of Trump's principal advisors on the US-Israel relationship during the presidential campaign.