Ambassador David Friedman: A diplomatic oxymoron

Palestine Center Brief No. 302 (March 15, 2017)

By Mohamed Mohamed

“In a video address to Trump supporters in Jerusalem, Friedman promised ‘a Trump administration will never pressure Israel into a two-state solution or any other solution that is against the will of the Israeli people.’ He pledged that America’s U.N. ambassador would veto every resolution hostile to Israel.

Perhaps Friedman is unaware that his duty is to serve the interests of the American people, not pander to Israelis. If he was the trained diplomat that such a sensitive ambassadorship post requires, he would know this. Instead, Friedman’s main qualification is that he is Trump’s former bankruptcy lawyer.”

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This article originally appeared in Mondoweiss.

Mohamed Mohamed is the Interim Executive Director and Finance and Grants Manager of the Palestine Center. 

The views in this brief are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Jerusalem Fund.