It’s Official: Trump Makes Friedman the Next US Ambassador to Israel

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.