David Friedman Clears Senate Foreign Relations Panel As Trump’s Envoy to Israel

David Friedman
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The Algemeiner reports: The Senate Foreign Relations committee on Thursday voted 12-9 to approve President Donald Trump’s nomination of attorney David Friedman as the next US ambassador to Israel.

All Republican members of the committee voted in favor of the nomination. They were joined by Democrat Bob Menendez of New Jersey, while the body’s nine other Democrats voted against Friedman.

The nomination will now be sent to the full Senate for a vote, which has yet to be scheduled. Given the majority held by the Republicans in the Senate, it is expected the nomination will be approved there as well.

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