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Ambassador David Friedman in Efrat, Gush Etzion, February 20, 2020.

The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) on Thursday announced that former Ambassador of the United States to the State of Israel David M. Friedman has been elected to its Board of Directors.

RJC National Chairman, former Senator and former mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Norm Coleman said that “as US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman was instrumental in strengthening the US-Israel relationship under President Donald Trump, including overseeing the move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and achieving US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. He was also a leading member of the Trump administration team that developed the historic Abraham Accords and brought that ambitious policy to fruition.”

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“We are very excited that David Friedman is now taking a leadership role in the Republican Jewish Coalition,” Coleman said.

Former Ambassador Friedman said: “I am honored to join the outstanding leadership of the Republican Jewish Coalition, a group that has done so much to advance the values and interests of the American Jewish community. The RJC is a respected and prominent voice against antisemitism and has a long track record of holding elected officials, from both sides of the aisle, accountable for their words and actions. The rise in antisemitism from the anti-Israel left, with people like the ‘Squad’ in Congress openly supporting BDS and defaming Israel, means that the RJC’s efforts are needed now more than ever. I look forward to being part of their important work.”

Friedman, who has a home in Jerusalem, last year inaugurated the Friedman Center for Peace through Strength, an initiative to implement and expand the Abraham Accords.

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