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David M. Friedman
|United States Ambassador to Israel|
May 15, 2017
|Preceded by||Dan Shapiro|
David Melech Friedman
August 8, 1958
Tammy Sand (m. 1981)
|Education||Columbia University (BA)
New York University (JD)
|*Awaiting presentation of credentials.|
David Melech Friedman (born August 8, 1958) is an American bankruptcy lawyer. He is the United States Ambassador to Israel since May 15, 2017.
Friedman joined the law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman (then known as Kasowitz, Hoff, Benson & Torres) in 1994, where he met and represented Donald Trump, then chairman and president of The Trump Organization. He served as an advisor to Trump during his successful presidential campaign.
In December 2016, President-elect Trump announced that he was nominee for ambassador to Israel. His nomination was met with support from conservative Israeli and Jewish American activist groups, and opposition from liberal advocacy organizations, particularly J Street.
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David Friedman is sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence.
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