Kudos for Israel ambassador-to-be

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

David Friedman (Amb. to Israel)A pro-Israel activist is convinced Donald Trump's pick to be his ambassador to Israel will play a big role in moving the American embassy to Jerusalem.

President-elect Trump plans to nominate attorney David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel. Freidman, who supports Israeli settlements and other changes to U.S. policies in the region, said he is looking forward to carrying out his duties from "the U.S. embassy in Israel's eternal capital, Jerusalem" – even though the embassy is still in Tel Aviv.

Friedman served as Trump's advisor on Israel affairs during the election campaign.

Laurie Cardoza-Moore is president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations. "I think [the choice of Friedman] is telling of Trump's commitment to our Jewish brethren and to the state of Israel," she tells OneNewsNow. "And the prime minister of Israel, Bibi Netanyahu, I have no doubt is delighted in this choice as Israel's U.S. ambassador."

Cardoza-Moore

Cardoza-Moore says she believes Friedman will help Trump follow through on his promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem where it belongs. "I am excited to see this development. It further illustrates the commitment of this [incoming] administration," she says. "And God willing, Freidman will be the one who helps orchestrate that transition."

Cardoza-Moore shares that she's absolutely confident that the embassy will be moved.

According to the Trump transition team website, Friedman speaks Hebrew fluently and is a lifelong student of the history of Israel. His law firm's website lists among his "notable representations" that he acted as counsel for Trump in connection with the president-elect's investment in Atlantic City casinos.

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