No matter what your perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, David Friedman is uniquely unfit to serve as Ambassador to Israel, one of the most complex, sensitive diplomatic posts in the world. A bankruptcy lawyer who has represented Trump in the past, Mr. Friedman lacks the temperament and judgment for the role. His baseless accusations and reckless rhetoric are dangerous and inflammatory.
Mr. Friedman's reckless rhetoric is also dangerous. He has attacked fellow Jews “as worse than kapos” (Nazi collaborators) when they disagree with him. He, falsely and publicly, accused a Clinton aide as having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. This is antithetical to the temperament required to represent our country in any capacity.
Moreover, Mr. Friedman's open contempt for international law make him unsuited to any diplomatic post. A diplomat without respect for diplomacy will create more problems than he solves.