Friedman to State Department: Israel not a human rights violator

Ambassador rejected calls for extra scrutiny of IDF behavior, emailed State Department officials to affirm Israel’s democratic standards.David Rosenberg, 6/18/2018, 7:51 AM

Friedman chides gov't over 'ingratitude' towards US

'We took historic step of recognizing J'lem, and they turn around and demand more,' says US ambassador, after MKs demand US recognize Golan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2018, 9:07 PM

Friedman in Washington for talks on Trump peace plan

U.S. ambassador to Israel is in Washington for discussions at the White House and State Department about the administration's peace plan.Nitsan Keidar, 6/11/2018, 12:06 AM

US Ambassador slams media coverage of Gaza conflict

'9 out of 10 articles on Gaza were critical of Israel,' said US Amb. Friedman. 'How should Israel have defended itself differently?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2018, 12:08 PM

Friedman: Democrats welcome to visit Israel

US ambassador denies that his statement on Republican support for Israel was "a partisan shot."Guy Cohen, 6/1/2018, 4:42 PM

Trump to give David Friedman control of PA affairs?

5 US officials claim president mulling plan to place US J'lem consulate under ambassador's control, giving him authority over ties with PA.David Rosenberg, 6/1/2018, 8:53 AM

US: Komemiyut not a terror group

State Department says NGO which received funds from charity headed by Ambassador David Friedman is legitimate group, not terror org.David Rosenberg, 5/24/2018, 4:52 PM

PA continues attacks on Ambassador Friedman

Saeb Erekat and Abbas adviser ignore US embassy, ambassador's disavowal of picture of Temple Mount.Gary Willig, 5/23/2018, 8:41 PM

Ambassador Friedman: I was more mortified than any Palestinian

US Ambassador to Israel says picture thrust on him with Temple replacing mosques 'unacceptable,' says US deserves respect from PA.Gary Willig, 5/23/2018, 6:52 PM

'Ambassador Friedman is a terrorist settler'

Palestinian Authority adviser slams US Amb. Friedman, claims he is 'biased and extremist' and calls for 'religious terror.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2018, 12:39 PM

Photo of Ambassador Friedman provokes outrage on left

Employee at Israeli organization takes picture of Ambassador Friedman with image of Holy Temple without consent. Organization apologizes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2018, 9:45 PM

Muezzin call disrupts US Ambassador's embassy speech

During meeting with Evangelical leaders over embassy move, Ambassador Friedman's speech disrupted by muezzin call blasting at full volume.Orli Harari, 5/15/2018, 2:06 PM

'Recognizing Jerusalem as capital removes 'right of veto''

U.S. Ambassador to Israel: Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem has removed the Palestinians' "right of veto" on the move.NPR, 5/15/2018, 12:13 AM

Media falsely accuses Amb. Friedman of donating to terror group

False claims: Media outlets attempt to link Ambassador David Friedman to movement declared 'Jewish terror group' by State Dept.David Rosenberg, 5/13/2018, 10:11 PM

A first glimpse of the new embassy in Jerusalem

Watch: Ambassador Friedman arrived at the site of the new embassy in Jerusalem to closely examine the preparations for its opening.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 5/11/2018, 9:04 PM

A Jewish member of the Palestinian Authority?

PA showcases Jewish member of Palestinian National Council in response to the uproar over Mahmoud Abbas' anti-Semitic comments.Tzvi Lev, 5/3/2018, 6:26 PM

Friedman: Abbas has reached a new low

U.S. Ambassador rips PA chairman over speech in which he asserted the Holocaust was not caused by anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2018, 12:34 AM

'Blessing of rain took a tragic turn'

US Ambassador David Friedman offers condolences to families of 10 Israeli teens killed by flash flood.David Rosenberg, 4/27/2018, 12:14 PM

Ambassador Friedman sees economic growth in Nazareth

US Ambassador to Israel visits Nazareth, says economic development key to improving Jewish-Arab relations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/26/2018, 6:42 PM

Amb Friedman seeks to call Judea and Samaria by biblical names

Senior officials say US Ambassador to Israel seeking to be able to say 'Judea and Samaria; in official statements instead of 'West Bank.'Gary Willig, 4/25/2018, 5:52 PM

'I remember my parents crying in 1967'

US Ambassador to Israel says rest of the world can learn from the coexistence in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2018, 8:19 AM

US Ambassador honors Israel's fallen

Friedman: 'May God give strength and comfort to those who lost their friends and loved ones in Israel's battles.'Mordechai Sones, 4/18/2018, 1:44 AM

US Ambassador: These are not peaceful protests

US Amb. David Friedman, at the Kotel for Priestly Blessing ceremony, talks about Gaza protests and Jerusalem.Eliran Aharon, 4/2/2018, 11:33 AM

US Ambassador visits Western Wall for Priestly blessing

US Amb. David Friedman attends mass Priestly Blessing ceremony at the Western Wall, held twice a year, during Passover and Sukkot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2018, 9:53 AM

US Ambassador: The US is not seeking 'to replace' Abbas

Amb. Friedman rejects reports that US is interested in replacing PA Chairman. 'It's for the Palestinian people to choose its leadership.'Tal Polon, 3/29/2018, 1:07 PM

Watch: US Ambassador sums up his first year in Israel

US Embassy in Israel publishes video marking Amb. Friedman's first year in office. Friedman: Grateful to Pres. Trump and thankful to G-d.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2018, 11:30 AM

'If Abbas won't work with us, we'll find someone who will'

Ambassador Friedman suggests that Abbas may soon become irrelevant to the White House. 'Someone will fill the vacuum.'Tal Polon, 3/28/2018, 10:24 PM

Watch: Ambassador Friedman's special Passover message

US ambassador to Israel participates matzah baking in Kfar Chabad. 'Next year in Jerusalem' has a special meaning this year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2018, 4:31 PM

'Passover has special meaning this year thanks to Trump'

Ambassador David Friedman releases special holiday greeting ahead of Passover, praises Trump over planned embassy move to Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2018, 1:32 PM

Senator Cruz to PA: Look in the mirror

Senator Ted Cruz blasts PA leadership over its continued insults of U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/24/2018, 12:16 AM

PA demands Ambassador Friedman be added to 'global terror list'

Dep. Min. Michael Oren suggests US deport PA envoy after PA calls for Ambassador Friedman to be labelled a 'terrorist'.David Rosenberg, 3/23/2018, 11:27 AM

Trump takes the high road as Abbas, PLO and Hamas implode

Trump is taking the high road to possible peace – leaving Abbas, the PLO and Hamas wallowing on the murky low road and becoming politically irrelevant. David Singer, 3/23/2018, 10:31 AM

PA: US Ambassador Friedman is 'anti-Semitic'

PA continues attacks on ambassador, accusing him of 'anti-Semitism' against 'the Palestinian people.' 'He is an ambassador of the settlers.'Tal Polon, 3/21/2018, 7:36 PM

Hotovely to Friedman: We stand behind you

Deputy Foreign Minister sends message of support to U.S. ambassador to Israel who was cursed by PA chairman.Elad Benari, 3/21/2018, 3:34 AM

'The US stopped coddling the PA and it's driving Abbas crazy'

Prime Minister speaks out after PA chief calls US ambassador 'a son of a dog', says US no longer tolerating PA behavior. 'PA is in shock'.David Rosenberg, 3/20/2018, 3:45 PM

National Council of Young Israel condemns Abbas

National Council of Young Israel: Abbas comments epitomize need to approve the Taylor Force Act.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2018, 6:38 AM

Greenblatt: Abbas must choose between hate and peace

Trump’s envoy denounces PA chairman who called Ambassador Friedman the "son of a dog".Elad Benari, 3/20/2018, 12:06 AM

Is Abbas anti-Semitic? You decide

US Amb. Friedman responds to PA Chairman Abbas' claim that he is 'the son of a dog' an a 'settler.'Uzi Baruch, 3/19/2018, 10:39 PM

PA Chairman: US Ambassador is the son of a dog

PA Chairman Abbas says US Amb. Friedman is 'the son of a dog,' promises to sanction Gaza for attempt on PA leader's life.Ido Ben Porat, 3/19/2018, 8:30 PM

US ambassador slams PA following terror attacks

'Such brutality - and no condemnation from the Palestinian Authority,' wrote US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.David Rosenberg, 3/19/2018, 11:45 AM

Friedman: Trump backs ADL's war on anti-Semitism

ADL leaders meet with Ambassador Friedman, warn that anti-Semitism found on 'both the right and left, minority and majority communities.'Yoni Kempinski, 3/9/2018, 11:37 AM

Trump made 'historic' changes to US-Israel relationship

US Ambassador to Israel hails 'historic' changes by Trump administration. 'We owe him a tremendous debt.'David Rosenberg, 3/6/2018, 3:59 PM

Watch: Ambassador Friedman sends a musical holiday greeting

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and his wife release a video message wishing Israelis a happy - and peaceful - Purim holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2018, 6:46 PM

Israel, US join hands to protect Jewish heritage in Europe

Watch: Diaspora Affairs Ministry, US Heritage Commission work together to preserve sites, artifacts damaged during Nazi and communist rule.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2018, 6:58 PM

'Eviction could lead to civil war'

U.S. Ambassador to Israel reportedly warned Jewish leaders that Israel could risk civil war if it evicted communities in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/20/2018, 1:01 AM

Ambassador Friedman: Next year in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor hosts the leaders of the communities and religions and representatives of the diplomatic corps in the city.Eliran Aharon, 2/15/2018, 11:25 PM

Friedman: Trump is responsible for improvement in US-Israel ties

'President Trump responsible for improvement in US-Israel relations, Trump has shown himself to be a great friend of Israel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2018, 8:39 PM

Ambassador Friedman: 'My heart breaks'

US Ambassador writes condolence letter to family of Rabbi Itamar Ben-Gal, murdered in terror attack, who leaves behind wife and 4 children.Tal Polon, 2/11/2018, 11:28 AM

What has become of Haaretz?

US Amb. David Friedman slams newspaper for calling terror victim's town a 'mountain of curses,' asks, 'Have they no decency?'Uzi Baruch, 2/9/2018, 8:58 AM

PA: Friedman to blame for violence, breakdown of US-PA ties

Abbas spokesperson accuses US ambassador of providing 'pretext for violence', suggests ambassador represents Israel, rather than US.David Rosenberg, 2/8/2018, 6:09 PM

US Ambassador slams "Palestinian 'leaders'" over Ariel murder

David Friedman blasts PA and terror groups for their response to terror attack yesterday in which Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal was murdered.Nitzan Keidar, 2/6/2018, 12:01 PM

Ambassador to Israel: Pence's speech moved me to tears

Ambassador David Friedman says VP Pence's 'historic' speech in Knesset moved him to tears. 'An extraordinary address'.David Rosenberg, 1/22/2018, 10:52 PM

US Ambassador: Terror victim 'epitomized' dedication to Israel

Amb. David Friedman sends letter of condolences to terror victim Raziel Shevach's widow and orphans, hints he will visit in person.Chana Roberts, 1/15/2018, 10:04 AM

US embassy cancels visit to Havat Gilad victim's family

After being called abroad for business, Ambassador Friedman cancels visit by deputy embassy chief to terror victim's family.David Rosenberg, 1/14/2018, 7:35 PM

Yesha Council thanks US Ambassador David Friedman

'We thank you for taking a stance against Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.'Tzvi Lev, 1/11/2018, 7:17 PM

US envoy: Palestinian Arabs are glorifying murder

'This violence and horrific glorification will only incite more attacks and rob Palestinians of the chance for peace.'Tal Polon, 1/10/2018, 9:59 PM

PA: US Ambassador is 'biased' in favor of Israel

PA releases statement attacking ambassador, who tweeted this morning that PA and Hamas are to blame for lack of peace with Israel.Dalit Halevy, 1/10/2018, 5:23 PM