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US ambassador to Israel David Friedman speaks at the Jewish federation's annual General Assembly in Tel Aviv, on October 24, 2018. Credit: Tomer Neuberg/Flash90

Friedman: ‘I believe the US will respect Israel if Israel respects itself’

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It’s been almost a year since U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman completed his service. In an interview with JNS, Friedman—who recently joined former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s new investment fund, Liberty Strategic, as its...
From left: UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani at the signing of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 15, 2020, Credit: White House/Joyce N. Boghosian.

Friedman’s ‘The Abraham Accords’ comes to life, and the big screen, at gala Jerusalem...

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Just over one year after being signed at the White House, the historic Abraham Accords came to life at a star-studded gala event in Jerusalem on Monday. The event featured the premiere of an upcoming...

Former Ambassador David Friedman: ‘Trump administration would have given Israel free reign to defend...

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was dispatched to Israel by U.S. President Joe Biden this week in the direct aftermath of an acute conflagration highlighted by 11 days of indiscriminate rocket attacks by...
Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman speaks during a visit to the Jewish settlement of Efrat, in Gush Etzion, on Feb. 20, 2020. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90.

Former Ambassador Friedman sifts through ‘transformative’ accords and their future success

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U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman came to his position as an attorney without a background in politics or diplomacy. Not being allegiant to a particular point of view, he said, “gave us an...
US ambassador to Israel David Friedman speaks at the Jewish federation's annual General Assembly in Tel Aviv, on October 24, 2018. Credit: Tomer Neuberg/Flash90

Former US ambassador to Israel joins international board of United Hatzalah

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The Israeli first-responder organization United Hatzalah announced on Thursday that it was “expanding its international board and bringing on some remarkable people who have made large impacts on the Jewish community in the United...
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman speaks during a visit to Efrat, in Gush Etzion, Feb. 20, 2020. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90.

Ariel University awards first honorary doctorate to former US ambassador

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Israel’s Ariel University in Samaria announced on Sunday that it will award its first honorary doctorate to outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman “in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the diplomatic...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman light Hanukkah candles at the Western Wall on December 22, 2019. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.

Ambassador David Friedman: ‘We left the Middle East in good shape’

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One winter morning in 2017, a young man arrived at the Kesher Israel synagogue in the heart of Washington. He prayed fervently, as if his heart was filled with a special request. His tallit...
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in March 2016. Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO.

The changing of the guard in US-Israel relations

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Like many American policies now expected to undergo an about-face following the inauguration of 46th President Joe Biden, U.S.-Israel relations may be gearing up for a great reset. The past four years featured punishing sanctions...
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman speaks to members of the press during an event in Jerusalem on Oct. 14, 2018. Credit: Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.

Palestinian Authority threatens to sue US ambassador over recognition of City of David

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The Palestinian Authority is threatening to sue outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman in international courts for recognizing the City of David as a testament to America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and founding principles, Palestinian...
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman addresses attendees at the opening of the "Pilgrimage Road" renovated by the City of David and excavated by the Israel Antiquities Authority, extending from the Siloam Pool to the Temple Mount. Credit: Ronen Tupelberg, City of David.

US embassy in Jerusalem recognizes city’s link to America’s founding values

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The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, along with the United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, held a special ceremony at the City of David on Monday in recognition of the “seminal...