Friday, February 17, 2017

Confirmation Hearing for Trump's Ambassador to Israel

David Friedman, President Trump’s pick to be the next US ambassador to Israel, appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday for his confirmation hearing.

It was anything but routine.

As Friedman began his opening remarks, a young Palestinian man stood up and shouted, “Mr. Friedman said that Palestinian refugees don’t have a claim to the land. ... My grandfather was exiled, was kicked out, by state officials. And I’m right here, holding up the Palestinian flag!” Minutes later, another young man with a Palestinian flag stood up and declared, “David Friedman is supporting the theft of Palestinian land!”

But it wasn’t just Palestinian activists disrupting the hearing. At one point, If Not Now, a left-wing Jewish group that protests Israel’s continued occupation of the West Bank, began singing, “olam chesed yibaneh,” which is Hebrew for “we will build this world with kindness.” One activist blew into a shofar — the ceremonial ram’s horn used on the Jewish new year as a symbol to Jews to wake up.

"IfNotNow" a Jewish Liberal pro Palestinian organization, Interrupts David Friedman's Confirmation Hearing

Five Towns Residents Watch Friedman's Hearing. CBS2 NY's Carolyn Gusoff reports.

Graham Introduces David Friedman, Israel Ambassador Nominee - Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced David Friedman, the nominee to be the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Corker Opening Statement at Hearing on Nomination of David Friedman to be U.S. Ambassador to Israel

Israeli Ambassador nominee David Friedman Opening Statement (C-SPAN). Israeli Ambassador nominee David Friedman delivers his opening statement at his Senate confirmation hearing. He is interrupted multiple times by protesters.

Rubio questions David Friedman at ambassador to Israel hearing

Tom Urges Senate to Reject Nomination of Friedman for Ambassador to Israel

The full 3 hour and hearing.

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