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.
Trump's extremist, maverick pro-settler envoys, David Friedman and Jason Greenblatt, aren't resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They're fueling it - and Congress should investigate
Alongside ambassador Friedman, Netanyahu praises Trump for U.S. support of Israel days after ceremony inaugurating controversial settler archaeological project
The photo op with the sledgehammers confirms all the Palestinians’ concerns over Trump and his inability to be an impartial mediator
Sunday’s inauguration of ‘Pilgrimage Road’ was nothing more than a vulgar exercise in political posturing by people who won’t even be footnotes in the city’s history
Analysis With His Hammer, Friedman Smashed U.S. Status as Fair Mediator in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The tunnel the U.S. envoy inaugurated in East Jerusalem doesn't threaten the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and it's unlikely to lead to violent clashes ■ Ceremony was a symbol of the strengthening Trump-Netanyahu alliance, and the pushing aside of everyone else
Jewish settlers were filmed at a Palestinian wedding. Their host was fired by Fatah and denounced for facilitating a 'despicable act.' Why won't the Israeli left call out this obstacle to peace and coexistence?
Analysis Getting Jordan and Egypt to Bahrain Was an American Achievement — but It Might Be Trump's Only One
Upcoming conference represents the easy part of the U.S. administration's half-baked peace plan. The hard part is yet to come
Opinion Trump's Ambassador Is Right on Israel's Annexation. His Posturing, pro-Palestinian Critics Are Wrong
David Friedman is right: International law supports Israel retaining some of the West Bank. I should know – I helped draft it
For years, the prime minister has cited U.S. pressure to stymie settlement-building in the West Bank. The American ambassador just took away that excuse
Washington distanced itself from David Friedman's comments on Israel's 'right' to annex parts of the West Bank, but history teaches that the ambassador is a much better barometer for which way the wind is blowing in the Oval Office
Analysis Friedman’s 'Partial Annexation' Highlights Trump’s Ludicrous Attempt to Troll Palestinians to Submission
If it didn’t entail the life or death struggle for Israel’s liberal democracy, the 'peace team’s' efforts would be downright hilarious
Palestinians accuse the U.S. ambassador of encouraging Israel to commit war crimes after the envoy said that Jerusalem 'has the right' to annex parts of the West Bank
In a New York Times interview, David Friedman blames Palestinian leadership for failure to achieve peace
Netanyahu likes to say Palestinians should have the powers to run their lives but not to threaten Israel. With the help of Trump, he may now be able to move ahead with his annexation plans
Calling out Democrats for the ‘terrible scourge of anti-Semitism,’ Trump repeatedly fails to distinguish between the American Jews to whom he was speaking and Jewish Israelis
The consulate had primarily served the capital's Palestinians and was the main channel of communication between Washington and Abbas
In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, William Bar revealed that the U.S. ambassador to Israel sat in on a meeting with him and Trump about joining the president's legal team in the face of the Mueller probe
Opinion U.S. Jewish Groups Say They Support a Two-state Solution. So Why Are They So Quiet While Trump Dismantles It?
Amid a barrage of anti-Palestinian actions, a tacit endorsement of Israel’s West Bank annexation, and an occupation-denying U.S. Ambassador, are the big guns of U.S. Jewry – AIPAC, ADL, AJC, JFNA – really too afraid to rock the boat with Trump?
Move is described by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as an 'efficiency' move, but comes with significant symbolic constraints, since U.S. policy towards the Palestinians will now be directed out of the embassy to Israel
David Friedman says his visit to Ariel included meetings with Israeli and Palestinian businessmen 'willing to advance coexistence,' but J Street says it 'sends a clear message of support for the settlement movement'
Today, the most strident Israeli and American opposers of Oslo, from Netanyahu to Kushner and Friedman, have the upper hand. Sometimes making the comparison between peacemakers and Nazi collaborators, they are busy translating their 'vision' into reality
In extensive interview to Israeli daily, Friedman says the administration never challenges Israeli construction plans for settlements, addresses Trump statement that Israel will have to pay 'high price' for embassy move
There are no adults in the room, anonymous or not, diligently frustrating Trump's cruel, disastrous Mideast policy, only arsonists - Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and David Friedman - dousing the house with kerosene