NORPAC, one of the largest pro-Israel political action committees, praised President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for US ambassador to Israel for his “lifetime of pro-Israel advocacy.”
Congratulating David Friedman on his appointment, NORPAC in a statement Wednesday called him “an accomplished attorney” with “extensive knowledge of Israel and the Middle East.”
“His lifetime of pro-Israel advocacy has earned him the trust and respect of the Israeli פeople, a point which will enable him to best fulfill his duties in representing US interests in Israel,” the statement said.
Last week, Trump nominated Friedman, a Jewish bankruptcy lawyer who has worked for him for years. The president-elect’s transition team said in a statement that Friedman intends “to work tirelessly to strengthen the unbreakable bond between our two countries and advance the cause of peace within the region, and looks forward to doing this from the U.S. embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.”
Friedman supports and has funded construction in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria and has suggested that it is time to think of alternatives to the two-state solution.