Rapid Response: Reject Friedman
Friedman’s complete lack of diplomatic experience should be disqualifying itself, but his track-record advocating for extremist Israeli policies is far more distressing.
Friedman is a proponent and funder of illegal, Jewish-only Israeli settlements.1 He denies the existence of Palestinian refugees, who are recognized under international law,2 has demonized Jews who advocate for peace,3 advocated annexation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem,4 and endorsed discriminatory screening of Muslim immigrants to the United States.5
These positions represent the extreme edge of both US and Israeli politics, not the vision of equality, justice, and peace for all people of Israel/Palestine enshrined in international law.
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