WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement after voting to confirm David Friedman as the U.S. Ambassador to Israel:
“With so many grave and immediate foreign policy challenges facing the United States and our partners in the Middle East, it is imperative that we reaffirm and strengthen our strategic alliance with Israel. America must stand firm with Israel to combat threats from those who wish to do harm to our nations’ shared values and ways of life. In confirming David Friedman today, the Senate has demonstrated the value it places on this bilateral relationship.
“When I met with Mr. Friedman, he shared his unyielding support for Israel and his eagerness to serve our country. Combined with his understanding of the complex challenges in the region, Ambassador Friedman will be a strong asset for our nation in Israel.”
Sen. Moran met with Mr. Friedman earlier this month to discuss the American-Israeli relationship and learn how he would execute the ambassadorship. They discussed issues ranging from the Israel-Palestine peace process to Iran’s continued provocation in the region.