Nominee for Ambassador to Israel; A Dangerous Departure from American Policy and a Threat to Zionism

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“As Americans and Zionists Ameinu strongly opposes the nomination of bankruptcy lawyer David M. Friedman to be the next U.S. ambassador to Israel and urges the Senate to reject this appointment,” declared Ameinu President Kenneth Bob. Ameinu is North America’s largest grassroots prfriedman-trumpogressive Zionist movement.

Bob continued, “David Friedman’s views, which have already had a tremendous impact on President-elect Trump and the Republican Party, directly conflict with long standing American foreign policy and practice in the region.  As 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, Mr. Friedman as ambassador would likely upset the precarious status quo between Israelis and Palestinians and could literally cause an explosion of violence in the streets.”

Ameinu CEO Gideon Aronoff added, “Ameinu does not question the sincerity and passion of David Friedman and his fellow Right-Wing Zionists in the U.S. and in Israel.  But as an organization that has worked for more than 100 years to fulfill the Zionist goals of Jewish self-determination and creation of a state embodying the Jewish values of equality, peace and freedom, we will never accept an approach to Israel that could destroy this vision.  If approved, David Friedman would empower the most extreme forms of Zionism around the world and would direct U.S. power to perpetuate permanent Jewish domination of another people in the State of Israel, a result that would violate both central goals of Zionism.”

Ameinu will work with its activist network around the United States to oppose this nomination, for the sake of both the U.S. and Israel.

For More Information Contact:  Gideon Aronoff C.E.O Ameinu, gideon@ameinu.net

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