- David Melech Friedman, the new U.S. Ambassador to Israel visits Western Wall.
- On December 15, 2016, the transition team of President-elect Donald Trump announced that Friedman had been selected to be the nominee as the United States Ambassador to Israel.
- Four days prior to the election, Friedman released a statement promising to move the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, one of Trump’s campaign promises.
- Friedman became the U.S. ambassador to Israel on May 15, 2017 when he presented his credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
- Friedman was one of four children born to Morris S. Friedman and Addi Friedman and grew up in North Woodmere, New York. His middle name, Melech, means “king” in Hebrew.
- His father was a rabbi at Temple Hillel, a Conservative synagogue in North Woodmere, and served as the head of the New York Board of Rabbis.
- Friedman is an Orthodox Jew and is fluent in Hebrew.
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Journalism, separation, and independence: newspaper coverage of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine, 1948 -- Part II
This is the second part of my article about British and U.S. newpaper reporting of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine. You can read Part I… 2,171 more words
The name Hebron in both Hebrew and Arabic – Hevron and al-Khalil – is derived from the root meaning “friend.” The city, holy to both Jews and Muslims, is believed to be the burial place of some of Judaism and Islam’s most consequential patriarchs and matriarchs. 184 more words
In the same way that my first year students have a penchant for starting their papers with “For thousands of years philosophers have wondered …”, I like to start mine with “Of the things I care least about …” The problem is, that list keeps changing. 963 more words
Journalism, separation, and independence: newspaper coverage of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine, 1948
For the first time, I am publishing some of my academic writing on this site. This entry is the abstract, or summary, of the article, followed by the first part of the article itself. 2,026 more words