David Friedman: “Never a Better Ambassador”- Netanyahu

By Faye Higbee

Benjamin Netanyahu sang the praises of outgoing US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman at an Israeli cabinet meeting on Sunday.

Over the years I have met many ambassadors from many countries, including from the U.S., our great ally, but I can say that there was never a better ambassador than David Friedman in establishing the deep ties between Israel and the U.S…

…We know that you were very active in bringing about the American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, itself a correction of an injustice that is difficult to understand…

…You also acted to encourage recognition of our sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is also so natural and so necessary both from the perspective of justice and that of our security…

You were a central element in planning and formulating the Trump [peace] plan, which is the first serious plan for achieving a realistic peace between Israel and the Palestinians. What it has beyond security is – first of all – the need for the Palestinians to recognize the State of Israel as the national state of the Jewish people…

…You also worked beyond this to expand the circle of peace and cancel the Palestinian veto that stemmed from denial of the State of Israel, in effect to wreck this veto and overcome it so that we would be able to reach peace with countries in the Arab world and the four peace agreements we made over the last four months as well as those that will come afterward,” Netanyahu said, referring to the so-called Abraham Accords between Israel, the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco.

Benjamin Netanyahu via Breitbart

Will the Biden Administration mess up these warm feelings? Israel now has peace agreements with several Middle East nations that the world said could not happen. David Friedman, as Ambassador to Israel, made it abundantly clear that he loved that nation. It’s a situation that may not be possible to reconstruct with the incoming people – especially since last time, the Obama administration’s somewhat adversarial relationship to Israel caused a great deal of problems among the diplomats.

“This was a great effort that is good for the U.S. relations, good for Israel, and good for peace,” the prime minister asserted.

“This was a great effort that is good for the U.S. relations, good for Israel, and good for peace,” the prime minister asserted.

“These are two fundamentally opposed forces — the forces of peace, moderation, and progress; and the forces of aggression, genocide and terror,” he continued. “We have to be on the side of the good and fight and struggle constantly against the bad.”

“We are really appreciative of your love for Israel, your commitment as an American patriot to strengthening America, to strengthen freedom, to fight for the common values that bind Americans and Israelis together,” Netanyahu concluded.

Benjamin Netanyahu

Is the departure of Ambassador David Friedman the end of great diplomacy with Israel? We hope not. Israel is the only Democracy in the Middle East. They are not perfect, by any means, but they are a beacon of hope in the midst of terror and hate in the region. And they are our friends.

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Featured photo: Ambassador Friedman and Benjamin Netanyahu- Facebook

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