David Friedman may have pledged to distance himself from the settlement movement - his son-in-law has not.
David Friedman is Donald Trump's designated U.S. Ambassador to Israel.
During Trump's presidential run, Friedman was among the top advisers to say the president-elect would recognize united Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and implement Congress' decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
Friedman, an Orthodox bankruptcy lawyer who has for years worked for Trump and his real estate business, is positioned on the far right of the Israeli political map - more hardline in his views than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Joining more than ten Democrats who oppose Trump's pick for Israel ambassador, the longest-serving member of Senate says there are 'qualified Americans who could capably support that role, Mr. Friedman is not among them.'
Friedman confirmed by the Foreign Relations Committee on the force of the GOP majority and one Democratic vote. The nomination now awaits the approval of the Senate floor.
This will make it harder for Trump's pick for Israel envoy to win Democratic support for his nomination Thursday, both in the committee and on the Senate floor.
For all those who are ready to bury their heads in the sand for the next four years, perhaps a better plan of action is to bury your noses in a good read.
David Friedman, on whom a Senate committee votes Thursday, has donated money to Ateret Cohanim, which has raised close to $25 million over the past 20 years.
Religious right against liberal left: Ahead of this week’s critical vote, Haaretz presents a list of David Friedman’s friends and foes in the American Jewish world.
As the panel is set to vote on his appointment on Thursday, David Friedman meets senior figures in the Trump administration; both Friedman's opponents and supporters expect his nomination to be approved.
Progressive Jewish organizations have been actively lobbying Senators to vote against David Friedman's confirmation.