Trump’s Ambassador to Israel will Align U.S. Policy with the Annexationist Right


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2016
Contact: Naomi Dann| naomi@jvp.org | 845-377-5745

Jewish Voice for Peace offers the following quote for publication regarding the announcement of David Friedman as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for U.S. Ambassador to Israel:

Jewish Voice for Peace executive director Rebecca Vilkomerson : 

“David Friedman’s appointment as U.S. ambassador to Israel indicates that the Trump Administration has aligned itself with the farthest right elements of the Israeli government. Friedman, who heads an organization dedicated to funding settlements, has said he looks forward to leading the effort to move the embassy to Jerusalem, which would put  U.S. policy at odds with the international community and take a step closer to full Israeli annexation of occupied territories. Mr. Friedman’s appointment is a distressing signal that the new administration will give the Israeli government a free hand to deepen its fundamentally undemocratic and abusive control over Palestinian land, resources and rights.” 

For interviews, please contact: Naomi Dann | naomi@jvp.org | 845-377-5745

 

Rebecca Vilkomerson of JVP

JVP executive director Rebecca Vilkomerson on MSNBC talking about the horrific choice of David Friedman for Israel’s Ambassador.

Posted by Jewish Voice for Peace on Friday, 16 December 2016

 

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