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J Street released a statement on Thursday in response to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's approval of David Friedman, US President Donald Trump's pick for ambassador to Israel.
Dylan Williams, J Street's vice president of government affairs, stated, "This is by far the most contested vote on a nominee for US ambassador to Israel ever. The fact that nine Senators voted against Friedman is a clear signal that he is a completely inappropriate and disastrous choice for such an important position."
Williams urged the Senate to "consider Friedman's record" and "his dangerous views and undiplomatic temperament." Williams concluded, "We are confident that in the full Senate vote, too, a clear message will be sent: the ideology and rhetoric of David Friedman are a threat to the US-Israel relationship, to American interests, and to Israel’s future as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people."