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Senate committee okays Friedman as envoy to Israel

The Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of David Friedman for US ambassador to Israel.

The controversial candidate now moves on to the Senate floor for his confirmation.

Friedman was approved by 11 Republican members of the committee along with one Democrat (Sen. Bob Menendez). The panel’s nine other Democrats voted against him.

David Friedman testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination to be the US ambassador to Israel, Feb. 16, 2017. (Win McNamee/Getty Images via JTA)
David Friedman testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination to be the US ambassador to Israel, Feb. 16, 2017. (Win McNamee/Getty Images via JTA)

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