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

'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.Yoni Kempinski, 11/10/2021 20:52
Mike Pompeo to receive 'Peace Through Strength Award'

Mike Pompeo to receive 'Peace Through Strength Award'

Friedman Center for Peace Through Strength announces program for gala dinner.Yoni Kempinski, 07/10/2021 16:08
Former Ambassador Friedman to publish book on his time in office

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/06/2021 03:59
Rep. Ilhan Omar equates aggressors and victims: 'A new low'

Rep. Ilhan Omar equates aggressors and victims: 'A new low'

Rep. Omar demands 'same level of accountability' for 'all victims of crimes against humanity,' equating Israel with Hamas and the Taliban.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/06/2021 13:54
Mike Pompeo and David Friedman pray at Western Wall

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/05/2021 09:47
Former Amb. Friedman: Anyone defending Hamas rockets is despicable

Former Amb. Friedman: Anyone defending Hamas rockets is despicable

Former Trump ambassador to Israel condemns Hamas rocket attacks on Jerusalem.Gary Willig, 10/05/2021 18:59
David Friedman: 'Grateful to continue tradition of attending ceremony at the Western Wall'

David Friedman: 'Grateful to continue tradition of attending ceremony at the Western Wall'

David Friedman, former US ambassador to Israel, attends Priestly Blessing ceremony at Western Wall, expressing gratitude & holiday wishes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/03/2021 14:39
Ambassador and Mrs. Friedman prepare the kitchen for Pesach

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/03/2021 15:28
David Friedman: Overwhelmed to be at the last stop of the exile

David Friedman: Overwhelmed to be at the last stop of the exile

Former US Ambassador to Israel honored at Mitzpe Yericho overlooking site where Joshua crossed into Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/02/2021 17:43
David Friedman: We left the world a better place

David Friedman: We left the world a better place

Trump's Amb. speaks with Arutz Sheva about his term. "We aligned ourselves clearly with Israel, sovereignty was delayed not canceled"Yoni Kempinski, 09/02/2021 14:48
US Ambassador David Friedman visits Western Wall to mark end of term

US Ambassador David Friedman visits Western Wall to mark end of term

Watch: U.S.Ambassador to Israel pays a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem as he ends his term under the Trump administrationArutz Sheva, 20/01/2021 19:20
Ambassador Friedman: Return to Iran deal could damage peace process

Ambassador Friedman: Return to Iran deal could damage peace process

Outgoing US Ambassador to Israel says Abraham Accords were possible because parties saw US strength.Gary Willig, 18/01/2021 15:32
PM: 'There was never a better ambassador than David Friedman'

PM: 'There was never a better ambassador than David Friedman'

Prime Minister Netanyahu lauds outgoing US Ambassador David Friedman ahead of Biden's inauguration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/01/2021 10:53
Netanyahu: There has never been a better ambassador than David Friedman

Netanyahu: There has never been a better ambassador than David Friedman

Prime Minister thanks outgoing US Ambassador to Israel for his work in strengthening US-Israel ties, correcting historic injustices.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/01/2021 13:54
Ambassador Friedman meets terror victims, bereaved families

Ambassador Friedman meets terror victims, bereaved families

Bereaved families ask US Ambassador to convey their thanks to President Trump for cutting funding for PA over its terror payments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/01/2021 18:37
Kushner briefs Biden National Security Adviser on Trump Administration Mideast policy

Kushner briefs Biden National Security Adviser on Trump Administration Mideast policy

Outgoing Ambassador David Friedman tells Israeli MKs Trump Admin. speaking with Biden transition team to ensure continuity of policy.Gary Willig, 11/01/2021 21:19
The Knesset bids farewell to Ambassador David Friedman

The Knesset bids farewell to Ambassador David Friedman

'Our most important accomplishment was recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital,' says Friedman. 'It strengthened US around the world.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/01/2021 11:53
David Friedman hints at Trump 2024 presidential run

David Friedman hints at Trump 2024 presidential run

'I'm going to stay an American for at least four years,' says US ambassador, hinting at second Trump run for presidency.David Rosenberg, 10/01/2021 22:47
Ambassador Friedman: 'American republic was severely tested'

Ambassador Friedman: 'American republic was severely tested'

US Ambassador to Israel congratulates Biden ahead of inauguration, says US overcame 'unprecedented stress' with orderly transition of power.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/01/2021 12:37
Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone designated as U.S. Special Envoy for Economic Normalization

Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone designated as U.S. Special Envoy for Economic Normalization

Pompeo announced that Ambassador Friedman's senior advisor has been designated as U.S. Special Envoy for Economic Normalization.Arutz Sheva, 01/01/2021 15:44
Watch: Ambassador Friedman lights Hanukkah candles

Watch: Ambassador Friedman lights Hanukkah candles

US Ambassador to Israel joins Israel’s Ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer, for a virtual Hanukkah candle lighting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2020 03:11
Netanyahu: The light of peace has never shone brighter than today

Netanyahu: The light of peace has never shone brighter than today

PM Netanyahu, Ambassador Friedman attend lighting of Hanukkah candles at Western Wall. 'We bring the light of vaccines and peace.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2020 19:23
PM at cabinet meeting: 'Thank you President Trump'

PM at cabinet meeting: 'Thank you President Trump'

PM hosts US Amb. at cabinet meeting, marking 3 years since US recognition of J'lem as capital of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/12/2020 14:47
Watch: Happy Thanksgiving from Ambassador David Friedman

Watch: Happy Thanksgiving from Ambassador David Friedman

US Ambassador to Israel's message ahead of Thanksgiving.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/11/2020 12:49
Ambassador Friedman gives first 'Jerusalem, Israel' passport

Ambassador Friedman gives first 'Jerusalem, Israel' passport

US Ambassador to Israel gives Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky his new passport, listing 'Jerusalem, Israel' for the first time in US passport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/10/2020 13:05
US lifts ban on funding of research in Judea, Samaria, Golan

US lifts ban on funding of research in Judea, Samaria, Golan

US Ambassador David Friedman signs new research agreement with Israel, paving way for US funding of projects in Judea, Samaria, Golan.David Rosenberg, 28/10/2020 12:04
Scientific cooperation agreement with US to be expanded to Judea and Samaria

Scientific cooperation agreement with US to be expanded to Judea and Samaria

PM omits David Elhayani and Samaria Council head who publicly criticized him from meeting with him and authority heads tomorrow.Mordechai Sones, 27/10/2020 22:23
Ambassador Friedman: Palestinians must stop relying on victimhood narrative

Ambassador Friedman: Palestinians must stop relying on victimhood narrative

US Ambassador to Israel says US, EU, and Arab League are no longer indulging the Palestinian Authority, time has come to move forward.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/10/2020 20:20
'Our position is that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria will never be evacuated'

'Our position is that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria will never be evacuated'

US Ambassador at Israel Hayom conference: More countries in the Arab League will normalize and make peace with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/10/2020 23:22
US Ambassador: Iran prays 5 times a day Trump will lose

US Ambassador: Iran prays 5 times a day Trump will lose

"If we get another four years, countries whose only strategy is to hope we’re gone will have no choice but to engage productively."Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/10/2020 18:29
Amb. Friedman: I prayed for all those afflicted by Covid-19

Amb. Friedman: I prayed for all those afflicted by Covid-19

US Ambassador participated in scaled-down priestly blessing. "If there’s one thing that can’t be overdone during these times, it's prayer"Yoni Kempinski, 05/10/2020 10:21
US Ambassador joins scaled-down Birkat Kohanim at the Kotel

US Ambassador joins scaled-down Birkat Kohanim at the Kotel

Just 20 people to be allowed at Sukkot Birkat Kohanim at Western Wall. 'I will pray for God's mercy,' says Ambassador Friedman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/10/2020 08:42
Friedman: A Biden victory would be bad for Israel, Arab allies

Friedman: A Biden victory would be bad for Israel, Arab allies

US Ambassador to Israel warns that a Biden victory this November would be bad for the region, would undermine progress on Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/10/2020 22:24
David Friedman: Sovereignty plan won't be coming in near future

David Friedman: Sovereignty plan won't be coming in near future

US never pushed Israel to freeze construction in Judea and Samaria, says Friedman; notes Biden's criticism of Israeli construction in J'lem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/10/2020 13:59
'Sovereignty plan has been suspended - not cancelled'

'Sovereignty plan has been suspended - not cancelled'

US ambassador to Israel says the sovereignty plan has been suspended for at least a year - but isn't cancelled.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/09/2020 08:01
Benny Gantz, Naftali Bennett, praise Bahrain-Israel agreement

Benny Gantz, Naftali Bennett, praise Bahrain-Israel agreement

'When Arab neighbors understand that the nation of Israel will never leave, regional stability and peace become possible,' Bennett says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2020 20:29
'I don't think the Palestinians should feel betrayed'

'I don't think the Palestinians should feel betrayed'

U.S. Ambassador to Israel: "The entire notion of Israeli sovereignty derives from the map that Israel had agreed to".NPR, 18/08/2020 04:41
Ambassador Friedman: The peace agreement was not to be missed

Ambassador Friedman: The peace agreement was not to be missed

US Ambassador: Sovereignty is not off the table. I'm convinced that one day communities in Judea and Samaria will become part of Israel.Ben Ariel, 14/08/2020 05:59
US Ambassador David Friedman heads to Washington for marathon talks on sovereignty

US Ambassador David Friedman heads to Washington for marathon talks on sovereignty

US Ambassador reportedly heads to Washington in bid to reach agreement for Israel's application of sovereignty over parts of Judea, Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/08/2020 19:16
Ambassador Friedman: Israel is still defending its right to exist

Ambassador Friedman: Israel is still defending its right to exist

US Amb. to Israel says that people around the world "find common ground in attacking, vilifying and seeking to destroy the Jewish state."Yoni Kempinski, 29/07/2020 02:37
Curb the chutzpah of preaching to the Israelis

Curb the chutzpah of preaching to the Israelis

When did Israel ask for a solution? Does Israel stick its nose in America’s business? If any country needs fixing, it's the USA. Opinion.Jack Engelhard, 15/07/2020 14:00
Watch: How US Embassy community celebrates 4th of July 2020

Watch: How US Embassy community celebrates 4th of July 2020

"It wasn't exactly what we expected for the 4th of July", Amb. Friedman said, "but we're doing the best we can to celebrate"Arutz Sheva, 03/07/2020 18:06
Netanyahu: We're working on sovereignty

Netanyahu: We're working on sovereignty

PM meets with US ambassador, special envoy to discuss issue of sovereignty, says government will work on the issue in the coming days,Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/06/2020 17:05
Ambassador Friedman helps make cheesecake for the elderly

Ambassador Friedman helps make cheesecake for the elderly

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and his family join special online broadcast from Pantry Packers in Jerusalem to commemorate Shavuot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/05/2020 18:20
US Amb. Friedman: Jerusalem has been the capital for 3000 years

US Amb. Friedman: Jerusalem has been the capital for 3000 years

US Ambassador to Israel in video congratulates Israel on anniversary of reunification of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/05/2020 19:39
World leaders welcome Israel's new government

World leaders welcome Israel's new government

PM Netanyahu and alternate PM Gantz receive greetings over new government from Europe, the US and even India.Nitsan Keidar, 18/05/2020 00:10
Suffering from respiratory symptoms, Friedman to be distanced from Pompeo

Suffering from respiratory symptoms, Friedman to be distanced from Pompeo

US Ambassador to Israel suffering from 'upper respiratory symptoms', will be distanced from Pompeo despite testing negative for coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2020 07:38
Deal of what century?

Deal of what century?

A pessimist’s view of annexation.Jack Engelhard, 08/05/2020 13:54
Abbas spokesman blasts Friedman over support for sovereignty

Abbas spokesman blasts Friedman over support for sovereignty

PA chairman's spokesman threatens "serious steps" if Israel applies sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 07/05/2020 05:58
MK Tibi calls US ambassador David Friedman 'racist'

MK Tibi calls US ambassador David Friedman 'racist'

Ahmad Tibi says Ambassador David Friedman is pressuring the Israeli government to pursue sovereignty against the government's wishes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2020 18:22
Friedman lays out Trump administration's terms for recognizing Israeli sovereignty

Friedman lays out Trump administration's terms for recognizing Israeli sovereignty

Ambassador Friedman lays out Trump admin's conditions for recognizing Israeli sovereignty, but adds 'this is Israel's decision to make.'David Rosenberg, 06/05/2020 08:29
'Deal of Century does not eliminate two-state solution'

'Deal of Century does not eliminate two-state solution'

Answering critics, Ambassador says 'sovereignty will strengthen Jewish majority in Israel', but makes clear plan leads to Palestinian state.Mordechai Sones, 05/05/2020 21:35
Ambassador Friedman Memorial Day message: US stands with Israel

Ambassador Friedman Memorial Day message: US stands with Israel

US Ambassador to Israel delivers message to Israeli citizens in Hebrew on Memorial Day. 'May you all be spared further conflict or violence', 27/04/2020 21:03
Watch: Passover greetings from Ambassador Friedman

Watch: Passover greetings from Ambassador Friedman

US Ambassador to Israel releases video in honor of the Passover holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2020 03:02
US Ambassador to Israel donates $50 thousand for needy Israelis

US Ambassador to Israel donates $50 thousand for needy Israelis

David Friedman and his wife Tammy donate $50,000 to Leket Israel, Israel's largest food aid organization.Orli Harari, 29/03/2020 14:08
Sovereignty in Hebron? 'No problem,' US ambassador says

Sovereignty in Hebron? 'No problem,' US ambassador says

US Amb. David Friedman says there's 'no problem' applying sovereignty to Jewish Hevron. Netanyahu: 'Now you have an answer.'Ido Ben Porat, 24/02/2020 14:44
US Amb. meets with Judea and Samaria leaders over peace plan

US Amb. meets with Judea and Samaria leaders over peace plan

Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi hosts US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and regional Israeli mayors, who praise plan's potential.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/02/2020 15:00