Trump names top ad­viser new am­bas­sador to Is­rael

The Washington Times Daily - - WORLD - — Wash­ing­ton Times

New York City bank­ruptcy at­tor­ney David Fried­man, Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump’s top ad­viser on Is­rael, will be nom­i­nated as the next U.S. am­bas­sador to the coun­try, the Trump transition team said Thurs­day.

The pres­i­dent-elect, in a state­ment, de­scribed Mr. Fried­man as “a long­time friend and trusted ad­viser to me. His strong re­la­tion­ships in Is­rael will form the foun­da­tion of his diplo­matic mis­sion.”

Mr. Fried­man im­me­di­ately sig­naled a shift in Amer­i­can pol­icy in his state­ment, in which he said he looks for­ward for strength­en­ing bonds be­tween the two coun­tries and ad­vanc­ing the cause of peace “from the U.S. em­bassy in Is­rael’s eter­nal cap­i­tal, Jerusalem.”

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