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NYC Jerusalem Conference to salute the defenders of Israel

The third annual Arutz Sheva Jerusalem Conference in New York City will focus on all those who have fought for Israel since the October 7th massacre in a constantly growing number of battlefields.

NYC Jerusalem Conference to salute the defenders of Israel

'You are a true friend of Israel'

Jewish and Christian leaders thank Trump

Former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman spearheads letter thanking former President Trump for his support for Israel and for his skepticism regarding the viability of a two-state solution.

Jewish and Christian leaders thank Trump

Special Interview

Amb. Friedman: There is a path forward - full Israeli sovereignty

Former US ambassador to Israel David Friedman analyzes the course of the war and the hopes for the future of the Middle East in a special interview with Arutz Sheva - Israel National News.

Amb. Friedman: There is a path forward - full Israeli sovereignty

Amb. David Friedman:

Iran literally attacked the Al Aqsa Mosque

Former US Ambassador to Israel: "This is the time for Israel, the West and the moderate Sunni nations to unite against this evil, terrorist nation".

Iran literally attacked the Al Aqsa Mosque

Fmr. Amb. Friedman:

'America is holding Israel back'

David Friedman, former US Ambassador to Israel, sums up the past six months: 'Israel has the will and strength to eliminate Hamas and release the hostages. Right now, America is holding Israel back.'

'America is holding Israel back'

Fmr. Ambassador Friedman:

'There is not one Israeli who isn't suffering today'

The former US Ambassador wrote that the media is pushing a false narrative that Israelis only suffered on October 7th, while on the contrary, they have been suffering every day.

'There is not one Israeli who isn't suffering today'

Amb. Friedman to Arutz Sheva:

'Biden is saving Hamas by trying to stop Israel'

Former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman talks to Arutz Sheva about the state of US-Israel relations, says, Biden making it harder to recover hostages, win war, pressure and criticism of Israel 'only because it's an election year.'

'Biden is saving Hamas by trying to stop Israel'

David Friedman presents:

'The Future of Judea & Samaria' sovereignty plan

Former US Ambassador to Israel's new proposal calls for full Israeli sovereignty over Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley, alongside Palestinian enclaves with maximum civilian autonomy subject to Israeli overriding security control.

'The Future of Judea & Samaria' sovereignty plan

Former Amb. Friedman:

'Biden committed negotiating malpractice'

Former ambassador David Friedman denounced US President Joe Biden's ice cream shop talk about the hostage negotiations.

'Biden committed negotiating malpractice'

'Shameful decision'

Blinken under fire for reversing 'settlement' policy

Figures from the Republican Party blast Secretary of State who reversed predecessor Mike Pompeo's policy on Israel's presence in Judea and Samaria.

Blinken under fire for reversing 'settlement' policy

Amb. Friedman to Arutz Sheva:

Biden must give Israel the time it needs to defeat Hamas

Former US Amb. to Israel under President Trump praises President Biden's response to the Hamas massacre so far, hopes it continues.

Biden must give Israel the time it needs to defeat Hamas

David Friedman to Fox News:

'Jews facing some of the most barbaric acts since the Holocaust'

Former US ambassador to Israel speaks to Fox News about the Hamas massacre of hundreds of Israelis.

'Jews facing some of the most barbaric acts since the Holocaust'

Fmr. US Ambassador Friedman:

'Why would Gov't proceed with its Judicial Reform? Bad timing'

Statement seems to be change of course for the former ambassador, who until recently voiced opposition to American criticism of the bill.

'Why would Gov't proceed with its Judicial Reform? Bad timing'

David Friedman endorses Donald Trump for President

Former US Amb. to Israel says no other pres. has supported Israel as strongly as former pres. indicted for handing of classified materials.

David Friedman endorses Donald Trump for President

David Friedman:

5 years on, the US embassy in Jerusalem remains the key to peace

Some say that the Abraham Accords were achieved despite moving our embassy to Jerusalem. No, they were signed because of the move. Op-ed.

5 years on, the US embassy in Jerusalem remains the key to peace

Ambassador Nides:

'On security matters, Israel and the US are lock-step'

US Ambassador to Israel says the US and Israel are like a family and "the relationship is strong and enduring".

'On security matters, Israel and the US are lock-step'

Former Amb. Friedman: America needs Israel

Trump's ambassador to Israel credits the former administration for 'letting Israel do what it thinks is best', says America needs Israel.

Former Amb. Friedman: America needs Israel

Ambassadors bring bipartisan message to Auschwitz

Amb. Thomas Nides and former Amb. David Friedman speak about representing the fight against antisemitism by remembering the Holocaust.

Ambassadors bring bipartisan message to Auschwitz

Report: Former US Amb. David Friedman criticizes judicial reform

Pro-Israel former ambassador who pushed for US embassy in Jerusalem says judicial reforms 'go too far for me and for many Americans.'

Report: Former US Amb. David Friedman criticizes judicial reform

A new approach to the Middle East Conflict

The State Dept’s antipathy toward Zionism has deep roots. David Friedman knew how to circumvent, or fight, that elitist prejudice.Review.

A new approach to the Middle East Conflict

Former Amb. Friedman:

The loss of American leadership in the Middle East today

Watch: Douglas Altabef, Chairman of the Board of Im Tirtzu, speaks with Former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

The loss of American leadership in the Middle East today

Following Mar-a-Lago meeting

Ambassador Friedman to Trump: 'Throw those bums out'

Former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman responds to Trump's meeting with Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West.

Ambassador Friedman to Trump: 'Throw those bums out'

Podcast:

Fmr. Amb. David Friedman is optimistic about new government

In a special episode of the podcast 'A Journey Through Ideas,' Shimon Refaeli speaks with Former US Ambassador David Friedman.

Fmr. Amb. David Friedman is optimistic about new government

Current, former US Amb. to Israel to lead March of the Living

Ambassadors Thomas Nides and David Friedman to highlight bipartisan support for Israel by leading 2023 March of the Living.

Current, former US Amb. to Israel to lead March of the Living

Florida gubernatorial race:

Former ambassador David Friedman endorses DeSantis

Days before the election the former US ambassador to Israel David Friedman tweets his support for the incumbent Ron DeSantis

Former ambassador David Friedman endorses DeSantis

US Ambassador Friedman visits Gush Etzion’s Arugot Farms

“I give you much respect that you are building the Land of Israel. Keep up this important project. I’m sorry I didn’t visit sooner.”

US Ambassador Friedman visits Gush Etzion’s Arugot Farms

Lebanon bungle?

David Friedman: Hezbollah obtained an extra 40% for Lebanon

The former ambassador insists Hezbollah was the one who forced Israel's hand in the deal and will be the one to profit from it.

David Friedman: Hezbollah obtained an extra 40% for Lebanon

David Friedman:

'Israel got nothing in maritime deal but guarantees from the US'

Former US ambassador warns that maritime border deal with Lebanon gives Israel nothing in exchange for concessions except American promises.

'Israel got nothing in maritime deal but guarantees from the US'

David Friedman:

'Maritime deal gives 100% to Lebanon, 0% to Israel'

Ex-ambassador to Israel slams emerging maritime border deal between Beirut and Jerusalem, says Trump was on brink of brokering better deal.

'Maritime deal gives 100% to Lebanon, 0% to Israel'

David Friedman, Miriam Adelson headline United Hatzalah gala

Jay Leno, Liraz Charhi, and Rick Caruso take part in gala event raising $12 million for emergency medical organization United Hatzalah.

David Friedman, Miriam Adelson headline United Hatzalah gala

Pennsylvania:

Republican Jews back Muslim candidate for Senate

Republican Jews, including Trump’s Israel ambassador, back Dr. Oz in Pennsylvania.

Republican Jews back Muslim candidate for Senate

Amb. Friedman supports Lee Zeldin: 'It's now or never'

Philanthropist Ben Landa hosted an event in support of Lee Zeldin, the Jewish Congressman who is running for Governor of New York.

Amb. Friedman supports Lee Zeldin: 'It's now or never'

Former Amb. David Friedman:

Biden's trip was 'pretty insulting and humiliating for Israel'

Former US amb. to Israel blasts Biden for not visiting Western Wall, his position on Jerusalem and for not standing up to Iranian threat.

Biden's trip was 'pretty insulting and humiliating for Israel'

Ex-Amb David Friedman:

'Israel never had a home in the State Department'

Former Trump envoy recalls that State Department was at odds with his position as an observant Jew who is pro-Israel.

'Israel never had a home in the State Department'

David Friedman: A man of consequence

An ambassador can be a statesman, loyally representing the country that appointed him, benefitting the country in which he serves. Review.

David Friedman: A man of consequence

Ambassador Friedman on Biden's trip: 'Low expectations'

The US ambassador under Trump says Biden is as weak a president as they get, blasts his administration's energy policy.

Ambassador Friedman on Biden's trip: 'Low expectations'

Special interview:

When Ambassador Friedman showed President Trump the 'real Abbas'

Ambassador David Friedman on his bestselling new book, his time as ambassador, and his view of the state of the world in the Biden era.

When Ambassador Friedman showed President Trump the 'real Abbas'

Amb. Friedman slams Israeli journalist: What were you afraid of?

Journalist Barak Ravid claims former Amb. David Friedman misled Netanyahu. Friedman: 'You didn't speak with me to verify the facts'

Amb. Friedman slams Israeli journalist: What were you afraid of?

'Jews can't compromise their ability to celebrate Jerusalem Day'

Amb. David Friedman speaks at the Israeli Conservatism Conference in Jerusalem in an interview with basketball star Omri Caspi.

'Jews can't compromise their ability to celebrate Jerusalem Day'

Pompeo and Friedman:

Warm wishes ahead of Jerusalem conference in New York

Former Sec, of State Pompeo and Amb. Friedman meet Yaakov Katz, head of Arutz Sheva group, and bless upcoming Jerusalem conference.

Warm wishes ahead of Jerusalem conference in New York

Mike Pompeo, David Friedman visit family of fallen officer

Former US Secretary of State and Ambassador to Israel visit family of Border Police officer Noam Raz, who was killed by terrorists in Jenin.

Mike Pompeo, David Friedman visit family of fallen officer

Sledgehammer by (former) US Amb. David Friedman: A Review

David Friedman gives us the inside view of what led to the Abraham Accords and of the PA's rejection of any progress. And more. Op-ed.

Sledgehammer by (former) US  Amb. David Friedman: A Review

Trump on Amb. Friedman's book: "Teaches peace through strength”

Former US President Donald Trump praises David Friedman's memoir as a true example of how peace can be achieved in the Middle East.

Trump on Amb. Friedman's book: "Teaches peace through strength”

Friedman: I changed Trump's mind on the Palestinians

In forthcoming memoir, Friedman describes how Trump blamed Netanyahu for not wanting peace, until he showed him the real Mahmoud Abbas.

Friedman: I changed Trump's mind on the Palestinians

'Don't be so Jewish' David Friedman was told by senior staffer

Former ambassador's memoir to be released next week, details opposition Friedman faced to perceived pro-Israel bias.

'Don't be so Jewish' David Friedman was told by senior staffer

Real Talk with former Ambassador David Friedman

This is an interview I've been wanting to do for a long time. Now, finally, here we are with former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

Real Talk with former Ambassador David Friedman

Fmr. Amb. Friedman gifted holy oil from Golan ahead of Hanukkah

Yeshivat Hagolan gifts former US Ambassador to Israel a jug of Truma oil which can only be used by a Cohen to use for Hanukkah.

Fmr. Amb. Friedman gifted holy oil from Golan ahead of Hanukkah

Friedman: Opening PA consulate violates American law

Arutz Sheva speaks with former American Ambassador to Israel David Friedman about the Biden plan to reopen the PA consulate in Jerusalem.

Friedman: Opening PA consulate violates American law

Ambassador Friedman's tip to his Democrat replacement

'We must respect the State of Israel's right to decide for itself what is best for it,' former US Amb. David Friedman says.

Ambassador Friedman's tip to his Democrat replacement

'US withdrawal from world stage could doom Abraham Accords'

Former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman says strong US was key to signing of peace deals between Israel and 4 Arab nations.

'US withdrawal from world stage could doom Abraham Accords'

Abraham Accords have 'changed the face of the world'

Arutz Sheva speaks with Attorney Mark Zell about the future of the Abraham Accords.

Abraham Accords have 'changed the face of the world'

Pompeo receives Peace through Strength award.

Friedman Center for Peace through Strength inaugurated in Jerusalem.

Pompeo receives Peace through Strength award.

Amb. Friedman:

'A strong America is the key to continuation of Abraham Accords'

Special interview with former Ambassador David Friedman at inauguration of the Friedman Center in Jerusalem.

'A strong America is the key to continuation of Abraham Accords'

Mike Pompeo to receive 'Peace Through Strength Award'

Friedman Center for Peace Through Strength announces program for gala dinner.

Mike Pompeo to receive 'Peace Through Strength Award'

Former Ambassador Friedman to publish book on his time in office

Former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman will publish the memoir. entitled "Sledgehammer," in February of 2022.

Former Ambassador Friedman to publish book on his time in office

Ilhan Omar hits 'a new low'

Rep. Omar demands 'same level of accountability' for 'all victims of crimes against humanity,' equating Israel with Hamas and the Taliban.

Ilhan Omar hits 'a new low'

Mike Pompeo and David Friedman pray at Western Wall

Former US Secretary of State and former US Ambassador visit Old City of Jerusalem's Western Wall Tunnels, pray at the Western Wall.

Mike Pompeo and David Friedman pray at Western Wall

Former Amb. Friedman: Anyone defending rockets is despicable

Former Trump ambassador to Israel condemns Hamas rocket attacks on Jerusalem.

Former Amb. Friedman: Anyone defending rockets is despicable

Former US ambassador: 'Grateful to be at the Western Wall'

David Friedman, former US ambassador to Israel, attends Priestly Blessing ceremony at Western Wall, expressing gratitude & holiday wishes.

Former US ambassador: 'Grateful to be at the Western Wall'

Ambassador and Mrs. Friedman prepare the kitchen for Pesach

Now that the Israeli elections are over, it's time to buckle down and Kasher your kitchen for Pesach.

Ambassador and Mrs. Friedman prepare the kitchen for Pesach