Call Your Senators to Help Stop the Nomination of David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel

Categories: Israel, Letters From Leadership, Seek Peace and Pursue it, Two States, Zionism

National Call-In Day

Friedman is a Dangerous Departure from American Policy and a Threat to Zionism

David Friedman’s confirmation hearing in the Senate is coming up later this week.  Please use the script below and call your Senator TODAY!

Why Ameinu Opposes David Friedman for U.S. Ambassador to Israel

Ameinu — as Americans and Zionists — has strongly opposed David Friedman, President Trump’s nominee to bfriedman-trumpe U.S. Ambassador to Israel, since this choice was announced.

David Friedman’s views directly conflict with long standing American foreign policy and practice in the region.  He is an opponent of a two-state solution, a supporter of increased settlement expansion in the West Bank and even its annexation, and an advocate of moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem without any other associated peace efforts.

He has also viscously attacked liberal advocates of a two-state solution as “worse than kapos,” Jews who were forced to assist the Nazis.  This raises serious concerns about Friedman’s temperament and his ability to serve in this sensitive diplomatic position.

Finally, while Ameinu does not question the sincerity and passion of David Friedman and his fellow Right-Wing Zionists in the U.S. and in Israel, we see the current empowerment of this strain of Zionism as a grave threat to the Zionist goals of Jewish self-determination and creation of a state embodying the Jewish values of equality, peace and freedom.

PLEASE CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY — USING THE SCRIPT BELOW — AND URGE THEM TO VOTE NO ON THE NOMINATION OF DAVID FRIEDMAN TO BE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL.                          

You can reach your Senators through the Capitol Switchboard — (202) 224-3121.                             

SCRIPT

As your constituent, I strongly urge you to reject President Donald Trump’s choice to be the next US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.

An ally of the settlement movement, Mr. Friedman poses a threat to longstanding US policies in the Middle East that have been supported by Democratic and Republican presidents alike.          

Furthermore, the contempt Mr. Friedman has shown toward liberal American Jews – labeling them worse than Nazi collaborators – makes him a horrible choice to be our representative in Israel.

I urge you to reject Mr. Friedman’s nomination to be the next US ambassador to Israel.

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While calling your Senators is the most important, please also consider joining a mass petition to thepetition full Senate urging them to reject this nomination.  Sign the Petition Here.

 

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