David Friedman

U.S. Envoy David Friedman Reiterates Support for West Bank Annexation

TEL AVIV – U.S. support for Israel’s annexation of Jewish settlements in the West Bank is contingent on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu extending a hand to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to restart negotiations, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said during a wide-ranging interview in The Jerusalem Post.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left and David Friedman, right, the new United States Ambassador to Israel attend a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the liberation and unification of Jerusalem, in front of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Israel captured the Old …

Western Wall Priestly Blessing Has Only 10 Worshipers, Including U.S. Envoy

JERUSALEM – The traditional priestly blessing of the Passover holiday occurred at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday morning with only 10 worshipers present, including U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman, in keeping with the coronavirus restrictions.

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation and Haim Zach (GPO)

Klein: Dems Side with Rabid Antisemites over Israel

Senior Democratic members of Congress have reportedly been in discussion about ways to condemn Israel’s envoy to Washington, Ron Dermer, and the Trump administration’s ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, over their support for the Israeli government’s decision to deny entry to Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.

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David Friedman: Trump Peace Plan Will Promote ‘Palestinian Autonomy’

TEL AVIV – While not explicitly endorsing the establishment of a Palestinian state, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Tuesday said the Trump administration’s long-anticipated peace proposal promotes “Palestinian autonomy” and “civilian self governance.”

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Netanyahu Vows to Keep ‘Open Mind’ About Trump Peace Proposal

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a July 4th party on Tuesday vowed to keep an “open mind” about the long-anticipated Trump administration peace proposal, and slammed the Palestinian leadership for rejecting the plan sight unseen. 

The Netanyahus at American Independence Day event at the Jerusalem International Convention Center (1)

Trump Envoys Help Unveil Ancient Jewish Jerusalem Road

TEL AVIV – U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace envoy Jason Greenblatt on Sunday hammered through a wall at the inauguration of a 2,000 year old archaeological site not far from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, drawing ire from the Palestinian leadership which described the American delegation as “extremist fanatic Israeli settlers.”

US Ambassador to David Friedman (L) speaks with White House Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt during the opening of an ancient road at the City of David archaeological and tourist site in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan in east Jerusalem on June 30, 2019. - White House adviser Jason Greenblatt …

Netanyahu: We’ll Hear Trump Plan ‘Fairly and With Openness’

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday told National Security Adviser John Bolton and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman that he would hear out the Trump administration’s peace plan “fairly and with openness,” but stressed that Israel would never surrender its security presence in the Jordan valley. 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu AND National Security Adviser John Bolton