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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 18:47

David Friedman Sworn in as Trump’s US Ambassador to Israel

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Vice President Mike Pence, left, speaks before administering the oath of office to U.S. Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman, center, accompanied by his wife Tammy, right, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bankruptcy attorney David Friedman has been sworn in as U.S. envoy to Israel, becoming President Donald Trump’s first ambassador to take office.

Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office Wednesday to Friedman, who is Trump’s former bankruptcy lawyer.

The Senate confirmed Friedman’s nomination by a vote of 52-46 last week, largely along party lines. Lawmakers brushed aside complaints from Democrats that Friedman lacked the temperament for such a top-flight diplomatic post. At his Senate confirmation hearing in February, Friedman acknowledged making comments about former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and liberal Jewish advocacy groups that some critics felt were incendiary.

The son of an Orthodox rabbi, Friedman has been a fervent supporter of Israeli settlements and an opponent of Palestinian statehood.

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What ties does he have with the russians - CNN reports.

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Amen and hallelujah.... We have a friend of Israel as ambassador!!!!! Go President Trump. Keep up the good work!!!!

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Seems like a good choice...pass around the bagels and kosher wine.

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Another good choice for a cabinet/ambassador type position.

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i suppose the democrats are upset, because anything less than Louis Farrakhan jusr wont do..

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Those comments about Obozo, Killary sound serious! Many Republicans and Independents excluding the GOP Congress kept their mouths shut for 8 years while Obozo destroyed the country and Killary fleeced everyone she could as the dirtest politician we have ever had. After listening to the whiny Democratic Party, Snowflakes and Libertards ad naseum, we wish we hadn't! What hipocrisy the Democratic Party breeds!!

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