Confirming the rumors that Trump was going to nominate David Friedman as the next American Ambassador, the President Elect made the announcement today by saying:
“(Friedman) has been a long-time friend and trusted advisor to me. His strong relationships in Israel will form the foundation of his diplomatic mission and be a tremendous asset to our country as we strengthen the ties with our allies and strive for peace in the Middle East.”
David Friedman is a lawyer and a right-wing supporter of Israel. He contributes to countless Land of Israel causes and is strong backer of moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem. The appointment is a confirmation that Trump may in fact deal with Israel very differently than any president before him.